Millwall boosted by signing of Championship forward ahead of Sheffield Wednesday clash
Millwall will have a new goal threat available to them at Hillsborough on Saturday after they unveiled the signing of Derby County’s Mason Bennett on an initial six-month loan deal.
The news will be welcome by Lions fans, who have watched their team rise into play-off contention since the appointment of Gary Rowett in October.
Bennett is a player well known to Rowett, with the two having worked together at Derby previously.
The 23-year-old played only seven times in the Championship this season having been arrested for drink-driving in September after an incident that put club captain Richard Keogh out injured for the season.
Rowett said: “It's a loan initially, but of course with anyone we bring in, there is the opportunity to bring them in permanently should things go well.
“He's a young player who has a lot of potential still to achieve, but he is a player who I've worked with and I know his qualities and characteristics.
“He is a powerful and pacey runner and different to what we've got.
“He is a player who has been highly regarded by different managers and we need to try and keep him fit - that's the challenge as he has been really unfortunate with injuries.”
The Millwall boss said the weekend’s trip to Hillsborough kicks off a testing few weeks.
Rowett said: “Since we’ve come in, we’ve had a fantastic start to life here.
“We have to learn there’s another level in this division – the next month will be a real test.”