October 21, 2017 by Kane Styles.
Millwall vs Birmingham preview HT
Harrison Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fri 20/10/2017 16:27
Millwall vs Birmingham City
Saturday 21st October
Blues travel to the capital to face Millwall which looks to be arguably the biggest game of the season so far.
Steve Cotterill’s second official game in charge is against a Millwall side who have lost their last two games. He will be going into the game hoping he can continue Blues’ good form.
Arguably the key question of the afternoon for blues fans is weather those who have been introduced into the side can play as well as they did in the previous win against former lead leaders Cardiff: Maikel Keiftenbeld, Marc Roberts and Jonathan Grounds were all brought into the side after they were sidelined for a while.
All three players stood out and gave a performance to show how much they want to be in the team. Maxime Colin was moved to his preferred right back position and gave the most consistent performance I’ve seen from a right back this season. Another stand out performer from the previous match was Cheik N’Doye who’s physical presence is something we need in the team.
Undoubtedly the best performers from the last match were Che Adams and Isaac Vassel. Both were a real threat to a defence that had stopped all teams they have played this season from having a shot on target. Adams scoring a yet another important goal for Blues.
Steve Cotterill also goes into Saturday knowing Jota is fit to play. The clubs record signing is yet to play since his impressive display against Leeds and Elland Road and is the kind of player that will be vital if Blues are looking to push on from here.
The last time the two sides faced, Millwall came out on top in a narrow 1-0 win after a masterclass from Diego Fabbrini. Millwall hadn’t beat Blues in any competitions since 1996 prior to this.
The home side will welcome back Sean Williams who has made the most assists so far this season for Millwall as well as the mots chances created.
Steve Cotterill has stated he will have some tough “decisions to make” regarding his team selection and it will be interesting to see weather he will stick with the team that performed so well against Cardiff or make further changes and introduce some more key players that still have a point to prove.
My Starting XI: (433) Kuszczak, Colin, Morrison, Roberts, Grounds, Keiftenbeld, N’Doye, Davis, Jota, Adams, Vassel.
By Harrison Taylor.