AHEAD of QPR's trip to Millwall we've selected three Lions players to watch at The Den on Friday night.
The Millwall number nine has for the last few season’s been Millwall’s biggest offensive threat. Signed by R’s boss Ian Holloway, Gregory has easily adjusted to league football after spending much of his career at semi-professional level. His ball striking ability and movement make him such a danger when inside the opposition box but he has only found the net four times this season so will be looking to improve on that in the second period of the campaign. The 29-year-old was sent off earlier at Loftus Road in September so will hoping for some revenge on the Rangers backline in this match.
- Hold-up play
- Football brain
Despite his lack of goals this campaign, Morison remains a vital component to the way Millwall set-up. His aerial ability allows them to go their more favoured direct route but he’s also a clever footballer who can drop deep and start spraying a few passes around which allows the Lions to be adaptable in terms of the way they attack teams. He’s proved over the years to the Millwall fans what a tricky customer he can be to opponents and will forever be remembered by their supporters for the winner he scored against Bradford in the play-off final last season. But the forward has yet to get off the mark this season and will want to get this monkey off his back in what will be the last fixture of 2017.
- Work rate
- Late runs into the box
Perhaps one of the surprise performers of the season for Millwall, Saville has fully established himself as an important member of Neil Harris’s squad. The former Chelsea youth player has developed a good partnership in the middle of the park with Ryan Tunnicliffe. Saville has previously been known for doing the less glamorous things very well - his work-rate is exceptional and will always get stuck in to help win the ball back for his team. These qualities are always very much appreciated by teammates but he’s also won the fans over this year with some important goals and late runs into the box is something that has brought his game to another level. His performances have not gone unnoticed and earlier in the season he won international recognition - making his debut for Northern Ireland against Germany.