Jordan Archer is set to return in goal for Millwall against Bolton after the international break.
Archer has not played for Millwall since August 26th after being dropped by manager Neil Harris who said his “mentality wasn’t right.” He missed out completely on the match day squad for three successive games although he has now retaken his place on the bench.
The Scotland international has now missed out on the last two Scotland squads and needs to force his way back into Neil Harris’s first team if he is to get back in Alex McLeish’s Scotland plans.
He has the perfect opportunity to give Neil Harris food for thought after the international break when Bolton visit the The Den. Archer looks set to return between the posts as Ben Amos will be ineligible to play against Bolton, his parent club.
There were many calls last season for Archer to be dropped after he made a number of mistakes which some Lions fans would argue cost them a place in the Championship play-offs last season. However, Neil Harris stuck by his keeper and he saw out the reminder of the 2017/18 season before starting this campaign as the clubs number one keeper. Once again at the start of the season his form was inconsistent. He had an outstanding game against Blackburn but then struggled at both Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham making mistakes that cost his side goals.
Archer who has played 144 times for Millwall, will feel that a good performance against Bolton could give Neil Harris a tough selection goal the following game against Birmingham. Ben Amos has made 15 appearances for the Lions this season saving 4 penalties in all competitions.