Millwall boss has “long admired” two strikers his side will look to stop this weekend

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Neil Harris has expressed his admiration for Nakhi Wells and Jordan Hugill as his Millwall side look to keep QPR’s vibrant attack quiet in Saturday’s derby at The Den.

Wells, Hugill and Ebere Eze, once in the Lions’ academy, have scored 11 of Rangers’ 12 Championship goals this season.

Wells and Hugill  joined on season-long loans from Burnley and West Ham respectively.

Hugill has scored six goals in seven league outings. Wells has three goals and an assist with Eze boasting three goals and two assists.

Ilias Chair has two assists.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Barry Bannan (right) and Queens Park Rangers’ Jordan Hugill scuffle

Millwall manager Harris said: “QPR have got a very in-form front four. Hugill and Nakhi Wells are two players I’ve admired for a period of time and they have been outstanding at this level.

“Our concentration levels have got to be very good.

“They have won three in a row. Mark [Warburton] started the season with a back four and has gone to a five. It is going to be an interesting battle.

“They have been financially backed to recruit the front pairing and they are proven players at this level. With Ebere tucked in behind it is a great position for him to be able to play behind them with people servicing him with the ball. He’s a threat, a natural talent.”

 

2 thoughts on “Millwall boss has “long admired” two strikers his side will look to stop this weekend

  • 19th September 2019 at 10:18 am
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    Millwall have got the talent, but they are not getting in the crosses into the box for our striker talent to put the ball in the net. They need to be more crossing the ball than trying to punt it down the middle. Teams are able to work out our way of playing. That’s why we are not scoring the goals that our stickers are capable of.

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  • 19th September 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    It’s time for Harris too go , big up opposition players before we play them , and take liver poor with him

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