Millwall winger Connor Mahoney is expecting a few boos on his return to Ewood Park this weekend.

The Lions travel to Lancashire to face Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Mahoney, who is 22 years-old, is from Blackburn and went onto play 21 times for their first team as a youngster before declining a contract offer to move to the Premier League with AFC Bournemouth.

He made two appearances for the Cherries and had loan spells to the Championship with Barnsley and Birmingham City before joining Millwall on a permanent basis on the summer.

Connor Mahoney in action for Birmingham on 2 March 2019.

He isn’t expecting a good reception from Rovers fans this weekend, as per a report by the Lancashire Telegraph: “It’ll be good to go back. I’ve been back once before, with Birmingham. I didn’t get the best reception.”

“My family will be in the crowd. My friends will be in the Rovers end. My family have been to most of the Millwall games, every single one at The Den. They know what it’s like there and they’ve enjoyed the experience of coming and seeing me at a different club.”

He added: “It will be strange but it’ll be a good experience. I’ll probably get the same reception I did last time, a few boos but that’s part and parcel of the game. I’m not really bothered about that. My contract ran out there and I accepted a different challenge at Bournemouth.”


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