vs Nottingham Forest (19/12/2020)

Player: Jón Daði Böðvarsson, DOB: 25/05/1992, Right footed, Striker

Match: Nottingham Forest (home), 19/12/2020

Data (This season in the Championship): 683 mins played

Offensive: p90 mins

Low volume shot taker from less threatening positions. Decent aerially.

Passing: p90 mins

Involved in build up frequently, but doesn’t create many chances.


At last, football had returned. After just over 3 months, without any football, Millwall welcomed Phillip Cocu’s Derby County to The Den. Millwall were sat in 8th place, just 2 points off the play-offs, while Derby were just 3 points behind the lions.

Gary Rowett made one change to the side that beat Nottingham Forest (pre lockdown) with Ryan Leonard replacing the ineligible Mason Bennett. We set up in the 4411 whilst Derby set up in a 4231, making 3 changes to the side that beat Blackburn Rovers 3–0. …

Since we last played Huddersfield (1–1 draw), Cowley has been able to bring in a couple of players to improve his squad. Chris Willock (22) has joined from Benfica on loan, Emile Smith-Rowe (19) from Arsenal on loan, Andy King (31) from Rangers and Richard Stearman (32) on a free transfer. Cowley has utilised the loan and free transfer market well to bring in experience in core positions and exciting youngsters to improve the team going forward,

Tactical Analysis:


Swansea City (A) 3–1 L

At the start of the 2019/20 season, Millwall had lost their deadly duo Lee Gregory and Steve Morison, who were a dangerous pair leading the line together. Unfortunately, it was time to replace them and Millwall had to find at least another striker. Therefore, in came Matt Smith from QPR for a fee of around £400,000 and Jón Daði Böðvarsson from Reading for a fee around £900,000. Millwall also had Tom Bradshaw, who had signed permanently in January 2019 for around £1,000,000. Did they turn out to be effective signings?

Tom Bradshaw:

The 27 year old, who has previously played…

Ryan Woods started his career at Shrewsbury Town before Brentford snapped him up in 2015. He played for Brentford for 3 years before joining Stoke City for a fee of around £7 million pounds. In the 2018/19 season Woods made 27 appearances for Stoke along with 8 further league appearances this season. He struggled to get into the team consistently and therefore moved to Millwall on loan, in January, to play for his former boss Gary Rowett. …

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