Andy Munro writes about Blues’ 2-0 win at Millwall.
Even though they’re struggling, Millwall away is always difficult for players and fans alike. To add to the pressure, this really was a ‘must win’ game in its truest sense. Losing can become a habit as can Blues recent penchant for shipping goals.
With Jota still sidelined, Maghoma yet to be fully fit and Vassall still not available, we were down to the bare bones despite the return of the more talented of the Gardners. Luckily, it was soon apparent that we were back to basics and credit to Gary Monk & co for getting normal service resumed so promptly.
The opening goal was yet again a showcase for the burgeoning talents of Che Adams, who is on fire – let’s hope he’s not spirited away in the January transfer window for the sort of deal that Blues seem unfortunately to specialise in, ie sold at a price that would make Black Friday look like a visit to Harrods.
The second goal was a typical example of Morrison’s ‘fox in the box’ ability which he seems to show at most set pieces. Admittedly, in between Millwall had a couple of moments despite being down to ten men. However, the numerical deficit can make you fight harder as a team, as Forest proved at our neighbours.
It’s good to be back to winning ways but we next face an in form Preston, which is yet another typical Championship banana skin.