Scout report: What to expect as Sheffield United take on 'form team' Millwall in the FA Cup

Sheffield United face one of the in-form teams in the English Football League as they travel to play Millwall at The New Den.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 11:24 am
Millwall is a tough place to visit

Sheffield United face one of their Championship foes from last season as they meet Millwall in the fourth round of the FA Cup. You’d think the Blades would be favourites, yet Millwall’s recent form may surprise you..

Check out our scout report for Millwall v Sheffield United below.

How is their form?

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Last five: W, D, W, W, D

Since Gary Rowett arrived at The New Den, Millwall’s form has been remarkable. Since early November Millwall have been beaten only once, whilst picking up seven wins and five draws on the way. That run of form has catapulted them within reach of the play-offs, and with a genuine chance of promotion to the Premier League.

FA Cup run so far?

In their third round clash Millwall put Newport County to the sword with a comfortable 3-0 home win. Matt Smith opened the scoring early on, and Connor Mahoney and Tom Bradshaw put the seal on, as the Lions cruised to victory.

Manager?

Gary Rowett, former Stoke City and Derby County boss. Rowett had been a regular on our screens as a pundit on EFL on Quest earlier in the season, yet when Neil Harris handed his notice in, Rowett felt it was time to turn his hand back to management. Millwall fans will be glad that he did.

Dangermen?

Jed Wallace is a real handful, and has nine goals and eight assists so far this season. He is very comfortable with the ball at his feet, and has a penchant for scoring solo goals with long, mazy runs. Keep an eye on him.

Matt Smith is a classic target-man and is likely to win everything in the air – the Blades will have to adjust quickly back to the Championship style of play, which they famously thrived in last season.

Last time the teams met?

The last time the teams met was at Bramall Lane in April, when a late goal for Millwall had Blades fans thinking that automatic promotion was off the cards. We all know what happened next, though.