Millwall are fifth in the Championship and making a concerted charge for the play-off places this season.

After the 2018-19 season in which they barely managed to stay in the Championship and finished in 21st place, they have made steady progress under Gary Rowett. The next three seasons have seen The Lions finish 8th, 11th, and 9th.

The only thing missing from this progress is a successful trip to the play-offs and an effort at gaining promotion to the Premier League.

The fans are daring to dream this season.


The keys to success this season are home form, a collective goalscoring effort, and converting draws into wins.

They have some of the best home form in the league, having only lost twice at The Den, and have a clean sheet in half of the games they have hosted.

This will have something to do with their support, the often-criticised fans have helped their team immensely this season.

Club chairman John Berylson even wrote a letter to the fans thanking them for registering their largest home crowd since 1995, of which 800 were fans new to the ground after their previous home game against Sunderland.

He said: “I can feel a sense of real unity between players, fans, and club at the moment, and that can only serve us well with the many games and hurdles ahead.

“There have been some great moments so far this season and here’s to creating more memories during the remaining 18 games.”

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Millwall have only conceded a goal a game on average. The 29 they have let in is the lowest in the league apart from the top two, Burnley and Sheffield United.

Going forward the Lions don't have an outstanding goal-scoring record, but they are not reliant on one player. Dutch attacking midfielder Zian Flemming is the club's top scorer with ten, while Tom Bradshaw is next with seven, meaning the rest of the 19 goals they have scored are shared around the rest of the squad.

They have also been very successful in turning last season’s draws into wins this campaign, with just seven draws this season compared to the 15 they had last year.

As for the wins, they are just five wins short of last season’s tally with 17 games left.

Ironically, all four of their draws at home have come in the last five games. This speaks to the number of injuries they have endured this season, including captain Shaun Hutchinson, but at least they have managed to avoid defeats so far.

There is still plenty of games left in the season, but the team is definitely travelling in the right direction and a trip to the top flight may not be too far away.