‘Funny old beast’ – Gary Rowett stays grounded despite Millwall’s flying start to 2023 – South London News
Millwall manager Gary Rowett has his feet firmly on the ground despite his side sitting fourth in the championship standings on New Year’s Day.
The Lions defeated Rotherham United 3-0 at The Den, extending their unbeaten run to four games.
Tom Bradshaw scored twice for Millwall as his strike saved Cameron Humphreys and defeated Miller’s goalkeeper Viktor Johansson. Johansson made a series of big saves to keep the goal line within the realm of respectability.
The Lions have 27 points from their 13 home games this season, a total surpassed only by Burnley (31).
“Our home form this season has been fantastic,” said Rowett. “We’ve had a few small breakaways lately but our breakaways are draws where we felt like we didn’t do enough to win but again we’re not getting beaten.
“I don’t think there’s much in the performances. Today we were a little more clinical, we could have been a lot more clinical, and it’s been a good week.
“I’ve talked about it, it’s about staying pretty calm as a team and as a club in these situations. We could all say ‘We beat Watford, fantastic’ and then we all get a little nervous because then we won’t win our next game – but that’s the league.
“Teams don’t just come and overturn. Bristol City are a good side, Rotherham beat Sheffield United away about five games ago.
“Any team can get points and you have to do it right. Getting seven points in one week, keeping three clean sheets, scoring goals, I think that shows the character of the players
“We’re working hard, we’re in a position where we want to keep getting more out of the players, keep finding those types of performances and keep trying to expand the group in January.
“It’s been a good week but the championship is a jolly old beast. You can have a good week and then a not so good week, so you have to keep working hard, put your head down and really keep going.”
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