2017–18 Millwall F.C. season

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Millwall
2017–18 season
ChairmanJohn Berylson
ManagerNeil Harris
StadiumThe Den
EFL Championship8th
FA CupFourth round
(vs. Rochdale)
EFL CupSecond round
(vs. Reading)
Top goalscorerLeague: Lee Gregory (10)
All: Lee Gregory and George Saville (10)
Highest home attendance17,614
(vs Fulham)
Lowest home attendance3,096
(vs Stevenage)
Average home league attendance13, 368

The 2017–18 season is Millwall's 132nd year in existence, 91st consecutive season in The Football League and 41st in the second tier. Millwall return to The Championship after a two-year absence. They secured promotion from League One via the playoffs. The Lions went on a club record 17-game unbeaten run; their longest streak in the second tier, which surpassed a record of 15 set in 1971.[1] This season Millwall won six away wins in a row, equalling a club record set in the 2008–09 season.[2] The Lions finished in eighth position, their highest league finish since the 2001–02 season. Millwall competed in the FA Cup, losing to Rochdale in a Fourth round replay. They also took part in the League Cup, going out to Reading in the Second round. The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Pre-season[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Millwall announced four pre-season friendlies against Dartford, Barnet, Stevenage and Spanish side Granada.[3][4][5]

Competitions[edit]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
6 Derby County 46 20 15 11 70 48 +22 75 Qualification for Championship play-offs[a]
7 Preston North End 46 19 16 11 57 46 +11 73
8 Millwall 46 19 15 12 56 45 +11 72
9 Brentford 46 18 15 13 62 52 +10 69
10 Sheffield United 46 20 9 17 62 55 +7 69
Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier League.

Result summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 19 15 12 56 45  +11 72 12 7 4 32 22  +10 7 8 8 24 23  +1

Last updated: 6 May 2018.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHHAHAAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH
ResultLDLDWLDWDWLLWDLLDDLWDWLDWLDWDWDWWWDWWWWDWWDLLW
Position171621231719191616121316151516191818191717171716151516151414141413111111101088766688
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2018. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[6][7]

FA Cup[edit]

In the FA Cup, Millwall entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home against Barnsley.[8]

EFL Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2017, the first round draw took place with Stevenage the visitors confirmed.[9] An away tie against Reading was announced for the second round.[10]

Squad[edit]

No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee Ends
Goalkeepers
1 Jordan Archer GK ScotlandEngland Walthamstow 26 124 0 Tottenham Hotspur 22 June 2015 Free 2019
13 Tom King GK England Croydon 24 17 0 Crystal Palace 31 August 2014 Free 2019
16 David Martin GK England London 33 3 0 Milton Keynes Dons 1 September 2017 Free 2018
40 Ryan Sandford GK England 20 0 0 Academy 1 July 2017 Trainee 2018
Defenders
2 Conor McLaughlin RB Northern Ireland Belfast 28 23 1 Fleetwood Town 5 July 2017 Free 2019
3 James Meredith LB Australia Albury 31 31 0 Bradford City 1 July 2017 Undisclosed 2019
4 Shaun Hutchinson CB England Newcastle upon Tyne 28 52 2 Fulham 1 July 2016 Free 2018
12 Mahlon Romeo RB Antigua and BarbudaEngland Westminster 24 72 2 Gillingham 5 May 2015 Free 2019
17 Byron Webster CB England Sherburn-in-Elmet 32 130 8 Yeovil Town 1 July 2014 Free 2018
24 Jason Shackell CB England Stevenage 36 3 0 Derby County 25 January 2018 Loan 2018
35 Jake Cooper CB England Ascot 24 45 4 Reading 28 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
36 Harry Toffolo LB England Welwyn Garden City 24 0 0 Norwich City 29 January 2018 Undisclosed 2018
Midfielders
6 Shaun Williams DM Republic of Ireland Dublin 33 177 12 Milton Keynes Dons 27 January 2014 Undisclosed 2018
8 Ben Thompson CM England Sidcup 24 90 4 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee Undisclosed
10 Fred Onyedinma AM NigeriaEngland Plumstead 22 132 13 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2020
11 Shane Ferguson LM Northern Ireland Derry 28 120 8 Newcastle United 26 January 2016 Undisclosed 2019
14 Jed Wallace RM/AM England Reading 25 65 10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
18 Ryan Tunnicliffe CM England Heywood 26 24 1 Fulham 29 July 2017 Free 2019
23 George Saville DM Northern IrelandEngland Camberley 26 50 7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
32 Dan McNamara MF England 20 0 0 Academy 1 July 2018 Trainee 2018
34 Harry Donovan CM England London 20 0 0 Academy 10 February 2017 Trainee 2018
37 Lewis White MF England 20 0 0 Academy 1 July 2017 Trainee 2018
44 Ben Marshall RW England Salford 28 2 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 January 2018 Loan 2018
Forwards
7 Tim Cahill SS Australia Sydney 39 251 56 Free agent 29 January 2018 Free 2018
9 Lee Gregory CF England Sheffield 31 171 61 Halifax Town 17 June 2014 £250,000 2018
19 Tom Elliott CF England Leeds 28 19 5 AFC Wimbledon 1 July 2017 Free 2019
20 Steve Morison CF WalesEngland Enfield 36 275 88 Leeds United 4 August 2015 Free 2018
22 Aiden O'Brien CF Republic of IrelandEngland Islington 26 173 36 Academy 1 August 2011 Trainee 2019
28 Jamie Philpot CF England Pembury 23 13 1 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee Undisclosed
29 Noel Leighton CF England 21 0 0 Academy 1 July 2017 Trainee 2018
Out on loan
15 Sid Nelson CB England Lewisham 23 38 0 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2018
21 Kris Twardek LM CanadaCzech Republic Toronto 22 5 0 Academy 1 July 2015 Trainee Undisclosed
26 Jimmy Abdou CM ComorosFrance Martigues 35 342 10 Plymouth Argyle 3 July 2008 Free 2018
27 James Brown DF England Dover 21 0 0 Academy 7 April 2016 Trainee Undisclosed
30 Harry Smith CF England 24 11 6 Folkestone Invicta 9 August 2016 Undisclosed 2018
33 Noah Chesmain LB England 21 3 0 Academy 1 July 2015 Trainee Undisclosed

Statistics[edit]

As of 20 April 2018[11]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Jordan Archer 43 0 43 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Northern Ireland Conor McLaughlin 24 1 23 1 1 0 0 0
3 DF Australia James Meredith 44 0 44 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF England Shaun Hutchinson 45 2 44 2 1 0 0 0
6 MF Republic of Ireland Shaun Williams 37 1 28+5 1 1+1 0 0+2 0
7 FW Australia Tim Cahill 10 0 0+10 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF England Ben Thompson 7 2 0+3 0 2 2 2 0
9 FW England Lee Gregory 44 10 39+2 10 0+2 0 0+1 0
10 MF Nigeria Fred Onyedinma 40 2 7+29 1 2 1 2 0
11 MF Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson 25 1 9+13 0 1 0 2 1
12 DF Antigua and Barbuda Mahlon Romeo 30 1 21+5 1 1+1 0 2 0
13 GK England Tom King 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 MF England Jed Wallace 44 7 40+1 6 2 1 0+1 0
16 GK England David Martin 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
17 DF England Byron Webster 11 0 10 0 0 0 1 0
18 MF England Ryan Tunnicliffe 24 1 17+5 1 1 0 1 0
19 FW England Tom Elliott 26 5 8+15 3 1 0 2 2
20 FW Wales Steve Morison 45 6 36+6 6 1+1 0 0+1 0
22 FW Republic of Ireland Aiden O'Brien 31 6 22+7 4 1 2 0+1 0
23 MF Northern Ireland George Saville 44 10 43 10 0 0 1 0
24 DF England Jason Shackell 8 0 0+7 0 1 0 0 0
35 DF England Jake Cooper 39 4 33+3 4 1 0 2 0
44 MF England Ben Marshall 14 3 14 3 0 0 0 0
Player(s) out on loan:
21 MF Czech Republic Kris Twardek 3 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
Player(s) left the club:
5 DF England Tony Craig 8 0 1+3 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
16 MF England Calum Butcher 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0

Goals record[edit]

As of 17 February 2018
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 9 England CF Lee Gregory 7 0 0 7
23 Northern Ireland CM George Saville 7 0 0 7
3 14 England RM Jed Wallace 5 1 0 6
22 Republic of Ireland CF Aiden O'Brien 4 2 0 6
5 19 England CF Tom Elliott 3 0 2 5
6 8 England CM Ben Thompson 0 2 0 2
10 Nigeria AM Fred Onyedinma 1 1 0 2
20 Wales CF Steve Morison 2 0 0 2
35 England CB Jake Cooper 2 0 0 2
10 2 Northern Ireland RB Conor McLaughlin 1 0 0 1
11 Northern Ireland LM Shane Ferguson 0 0 1 1
12 Antigua and Barbuda RB Mahlon Romeo 1 0 0 1
18 England CM Ryan Tunnicliffe 1 0 0 1
Own Goals 1 0 0 1
Total 35 6 2 43

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 17 February 2018
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
1 14 England RM Jed Wallace 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1
2 2 Northern Ireland RB Conor McLaughlin 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
35 England CB Jake Cooper 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
4 4 England CB Shaun Hutchinson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
23 Northern Ireland CM George Saville 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
6 3 Australia LB James Meredith 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
9 England CF Lee Gregory 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
8 6 Republic of Ireland DM Shaun Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 Northern Ireland LM Shane Ferguson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
12 Antigua and Barbuda RB Mahlon Romeo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 England CB Byron Webster 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 England CM Ryan Tunnicliffe 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Wales CF Steve Morison 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Northern Ireland CF Aiden O'Brien 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
15 1 Scotland GK Jordan Archer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 England CF Tom Elliott 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 49 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 2 2

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CF England Tom Elliott AFC Wimbledon Free [12]
1 July 2017 LB Australia James Meredith Bradford City Free [13]
1 July 2017 CM England George Saville Wolverhampton Wanderers Undisclosed [14]
1 July 2017 RM England Jed Wallace Wolverhampton Wanderers Undisclosed [15]
5 July 2017 RB Northern Ireland Conor McLaughlin Fleetwood Town Free [16]
28 July 2017 CB England Jake Cooper Reading Undisclosed [17]
29 July 2017 CM England Ryan Tunnicliffe Fulham Free [18]
31 August 2017 CF Australia Kristian Brymora Newcastle Jets Free [19]
1 September 2017 GK England David Martin Milton Keynes Dons Free [20]
29 January 2018 LB England Harry Toffolo Norwich City Undisclosed [21]
29 January 2018 SS Australia Tim Cahill Free agent Free [22]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
25 January 2018 CB England Jason Shackell Derby County 30 June 2018 [23]
31 January 2018 RW England Ben Marshall Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 June 2018 [24]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CB England Rian Bray Free agent Released [25]
1 July 2017 CM Republic of Ireland Kyron Farrell Concord Rangers Released [25][a]
1 July 2017 GK Republic of Ireland David Forde Cambridge United Released [25][b]
1 July 2017 LB England Joe Martin Stevenage Released [25][c]
1 July 2017 CF England Alfie Pavey Free agent Released [25]
1 July 2017 LM Scotland Gregg Wylde Plymouth Argyle Free [29]
9 August 2017 RB Jamaica Shaun Cummings Rotherham United Free [30]
22 August 2017 RM England David Worrall Port Vale Mutual consent [31][d]
31 August 2017 DM England Calum Butcher Mansfield Town Mutual consent [33][e]
24 January 2018 CB Republic of Ireland Paul Rooney Colchester United Undisclosed [35]
31 January 2018 CB England Tony Craig Bristol Rovers Free [36]
  1. ^ Kyron Farrell joined Concord Rangers following his release.[26]
  2. ^ David Forde joined Cambridge United following his release.[27]
  3. ^ Joe Martin joined Stevange following his release.[28]
  4. ^ David Worrall joined Port Vale following his release.[32]
  5. ^ Calum Butcher joined Mansfield Town following his departure.[34]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
7 July 2017 GK England Harry Girling Leatherhead 3 January 2018 [37]
12 July 2017 CF England Harry Smith Swindon Town 30 June 2018 [38]
15 July 2017 CM Comoros Jimmy Abdou AFC Wimbledon 30 June 2018 [39]
3 August 2017 CF England Jamie Philpot Woking October 2017 [40]
21 August 2017 CB England Sid Nelson Yeovil Town 1 January 2018 [41]
25 August 2017 CB England James Brown Carlisle United 1 January 2018 [42]
24 November 2017 GK England Ryan Sandford Welling United 24 December 2017 [43]
4 January 2018 GK England Tom King Stevenage 30 June 2018 [44]
4 January 2018 CB England Sid Nelson Chesterfield 30 June 2018 [45]
26 January 2018 RM Canada Kris Twardek Carlisle United 30 June 2018 [46]

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