Millwall: London club pushes towards the play-offs

Millwall have made an incredible push recently towards a play-off spot thanks to Gary Rowett turning The Den into a fortress.

The Lions have only lost twice at The Den this season and haven’t lost a league game there since September.

Even a possible record-breaking Burnley side only managed a point at The Den and second placed Sheffield Utd side were defeated in spectacular fashion thanks to a Tom Bradshaw hat-trick.

Millwall have also stayed strong away from home recently, winning five of their last eight away games.

The Lions currently sit above Watford and Norwich, two sides who were tipped to challenge for the title.

If Millwall’s form continues then they could be playing top-flight football next season for the first time since Teddy Sheringham led the line in 1990.

If they do get promoted, next season will be an exciting one for neutrals and Millwall fans alike as rivalries against West Ham and Crystal Palace may be rekindled.

Millwall haven’t played their East London rivals for 11 years, and a first-time clash at the London Stadium in the 23/24 season is looking increasingly likely.

They haven’t played in the Championship play offs since 2002 when they were defeated by eventual winners, Birmingham.

Millwall’s push this season has highlighted the magic of the championship and surely it’s only up from here for Gary Rowett’s side.

Long-time Millwall fan, Trevor Page said: “Millwall’s side this season is more competitive than ever before.

“The Den has always been a fortress, but the fans are getting more hopeful every game and the atmosphere goes right up every week.”

While Millwall fan and twitter user, RLP87 said “This manager is the best we have had in a very long time. The group clearly respects him and they all work so hard for each other. Great times”

The Lions have a vital game tonight as they travel to Luton in what will no doubt be a fierce affair in both of their bids for the play-offs.

A packed away end of 1032 Millwall fans will be looking to give their side a massive boost against a strong Luton side.

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