Opinion: How will Connor Mahoney affect Millwall's attack when he returns from injury?
Mahoney's return will provide a fresh option for Millwall | Photo by NurPhoto - Getty Images

Connor Mahoney suffered a hamstring injury prior to Millwall's home game against Cardiff City at The Den back in November and has recently suffered a minor setback.

The story so far

Since signing for Millwall in the summer of 2019 from Bournemouth, Mahoney has appeared 43 times and scored three goals in his time so far in South London.

The former Bournemouth man's career started off well at The Den as he started in his first nine out of ten league games for Millwall.

However after this run, Mahoney was dropped from the team and would only start one game in the next 15 league games, but he would come off the bench against Luton Town on New Year's Day and star in the Lions' 3-1 win, as he scored and provided an assist in the 20 minutes he was on the pitch.

Prior to his injury in November, Mahoney was starting to find some form and starred in Millwall's 2-0 win against Luton at The Den in which he provided an assist and scored a stunning second to seal the victory.

Manager Gary Rowett was starting to put more trust in the winger, and he was repaying the favour.

His return

Connor Mahoney's return will provide a bit more creativity in a Millwall side who have started to hit form and climb the table, and his return will only help Millwall and could provide that extra edge in games that they had previously lacked. 

The former Birmingham City loanee is predominantly a winger who can play on either wing, however Mahoney could also play behind the striker if needs be, and will provide Gary Rowett some selection dilemmas when he returns from injury.

Overall Connor Mahoney's return from injury will give Millwall some much needed depth in that position as well as providing quality and a creative spark in games that are tight and could go either way, and if Mahoney can find some form as well as Jed Wallace on the other side, Millwall could find themselves climbing the table very quickly.