How has Scott Malone adjusted to life back at Millwall?
Scott Malone returned to Millwall in the summer- NurPhoto- Getty Images

Scott Malone signed for Millwall in the summer on a season long loan from Derby County, after initially leaving the club to join Cardiff City in 2015.

  • Leaving Millwall for Cardiff in 2015

Malone left Millwall in 2015 to join the Bluebirds for an undisclosed fee and signed on a two and half year contract. He made 54 appearances and scored two goals in his time in Wales however his spell with Cardiff was disrupted with injury problems.

The former Bournemouth full back left the Bluebirds to join Fulham in 2016.

  • Prior to his return to Millwall

Under Frank Lampard, Malone was a regular as they reached the Sky Bet Championship play off final. Scott Malone fell out of favour under Phillip Cocu at Derby, as Craig Forsyth and Lee Buchanan were both preferred to Malone, and he was regularly left out of the matchday squad. 

  • The return to the Lions

Millwall completed the double signing of two RamsMason Bennett and Scott Malone on the 28th August 2020. Bennett signed for an undisclosed fee, whilst Malone signed on a season long loan.

Scott Malone made his second debut for Millwall against Crawley Town in the Carabao Cup, it was a great day for Malone as he scored his sides opener as they ran out 3-1 winners and progressed to the fourth round.

Murray Wallace and Scott Malone started the season both fighting for the left spot, and Malone couldn't get a proper run of fixtures until Murray Wallace unfortunately broke his foot. Since then Malone has excelled in the 5-3-2 formation playing as left wing back.

He's not only been solid at the back when called on, but has contributed to Millwall's attacking play too, and so far this season he has scored four goals in all competitions including a stunner against Sheffield Wednesday.

The 29 year olds contract runs out at Derby County this summer, and will be hoping to impress Lions boss Gary Rowett to potentially signing at the end of the season on a longer deal.