JED STARS TO CUT THE BLADES APART

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

SINCE con­firm­ing their pro­mo­tions from League One last May, Mill­wall and Sh­effield United have ex­pe­ri­enced dif­fer­ing for­tunes in the Cham­pi­onship.

Chris Wilder’s Blades have earned them­selves a bur­geon­ing rep­u­ta­tion for free-flow­ing football, while Mill­wall were look­ing to end a six-match win­less run that had left them star­ing at the drop zone be­low.

On a bit­terly cold day at The Den, Mill­wall proved too street-smart for their more fash­ion­able ri­vals, and con­jured up a bril­liant opener cour­tesy of Lee Gre­gory. And de­spite an equally mem­o­rable strike from Blades star­let David Brooks, Mil­ll­wall gave an im­pres­sive dis­play of their own qual­i­ties, with Jed Wal­lace in par­tic­u­lar caus­ing chaos, set­ting up Jake Cooper’s late goal.

With more than half a sea­son to play, United are on course to achieve their pro­mo­tion dream and while Mil­wall could still slip back into trou­ble, on this ev­i­dence they should soon be earn­ing plau­dits of their own.

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