David Prutton reflects on 'great week' for Sheffield Wednesday, issues verdict ahead of clash with 'dark horses' Millwall

David Prutton has backed Sheffield Wednesday to cap off a “great week” with a win over Millwall on Saturday.

Friday, 6th November 2020, 10:03 am
Gary Monk, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The Owls were handed a six-point boost in midweek when the 12-point deduction they began the season with was halved following an appeal to the EFL.

That development, combined with a 1-0 win over high-flying Bournemouth, puts Garry Monk’s side to within two points of safety.

But this weekend’s clash against Millwall will represent another significant challenge for the Championship’s bottom side.

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The Lions currently sit eighth in the table having lost just two of their opening 10 matches, and are only one point outside of the play-off places.

Prutton is of the opinion that Wednesday will be riding high going into this one, however, and has backed the Yorkshire club to pick up all three points.

Writing for Sky Sports, he said: “What a great week for Sheffield Wednesday.

"A big win against Bournemouth and then to see their points deduction halved. They could be out of the bottom three by Saturday night if things go their way.

“Are Millwall dark horses for the top six this season? They are going about their business well enough and will be glad to have Gary Rowett back in the dugout.

"That being said, I think the positivity shrouding Wednesday will fire them to victory.”

Wednesday have failed to beat Millwall in their last three meetings against the London club, recording a draw and a defeat last season.

The most recent clash between the two sides ended in a 0-0 stalemate at Hillsborough in February.