2015–16 Millwall F.C. season

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Millwall
2015–16 season
ChairmanJohn Berylson
ManagerNeil Harris
StadiumThe Den
League One4th (lost in play-off final)
FA Cup2nd round
(knocked out by Wycombe Wanderers)
League Cup1st round
(knocked out by Barnet)
FL TrophySouthern area final
(knocked out by Oxford United
Top goalscorerLeague: Lee Gregory (18)
All: Lee Gregory (25)
Highest home attendance16,301
vs Bradford City (20 May 2016)
Lowest home attendance2,050
vs Peterborough (1 Sep 15)

The 2015–16 season was Millwall's 130th year in existence and their first back in League One since the 2009–10 season, after being relegated from The Championship the previous season. It was Millwall's 89th consecutive season in The Football League and 42nd in the third tier. Along with competing in League One, the club participated in the FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy. The season marked the first full season in charge for club record goalscorer Neil Harris, who became manager in April. He led the club to fourth place, finishing with 81 points and a play-off place. This season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Squad[edit]

No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee Ends
Goalkeepers
1 David Forde GK Republic of Ireland Galway 39 339 0 Cardiff City 5 June 2008 Free 2017
13 Jordan Archer GK ScotlandEngland Walthamstow 26 46 0 Tottenham Hotspur 22 June 2015 Free 2017
41 Tom King GK England Croydon 24 0 0 Crystal Palace 31 August 2014 Free Undisclosed
Defenders
2 Shaun Cummings RB JamaicaEngland Hammersmith 30 32 1 Reading 12 January 2015 Undisclosed 2017
3 Joe Martin LB England Dagenham 30 40 3 Gillingham 22 June 2015 Free 2017
5 Tony Craig CB England Greenwich 34 170 6 Brentford 4 July 2015 Free 2017
15 Sid Nelson CB England Lewisham 23 29 0 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2018
16 Mark Beevers CB England Barnsley 26 151 8 Sheffield Wednesday 5 October 2012 Free 2016
17 Byron Webster CB England Sherburn-in-Elmet 32 65 6 Yeovil Town 1 July 2014 Free 2017
25 Christian Mbulu CB England 23 0 0 Brentwood Town 6 August 2015 Free Undisclosed
27 Mahlon Romeo RB Antigua and BarbudaEngland Westminster 23 18 1 Gillingham 5 May 2015 Free 2019
33 Noah Chesmain LB England 21 1 0 Academy 1 July 2015 Trainee Undisclosed
midfielders
4 Carlos Edwards RW Trinidad and Tobago Diego Martin 37 39 1 Free agent 24 August 2015 Free 2016
6 Shaun Williams DM Republic of Ireland Dublin 32 99 7 Milton Keynes Dons 27 January 2014 Undisclosed Undisclosed
7 Paris Cowan-Hall RW England Hillingdon 25 11 0 Wycombe Wanderers 1 January 2015 Undisclosed 2017
8 Ed Upson CM England Bury St Edmunds 26 77 2 Yeovil Town 31 January 2014 Undisclosed 2016
10 Fred Onyedinma AM NigeriaEngland Plumstead 22 52 4 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2017
11 Lee Martin LM England Taunton 29 69 2 Ipswich Town 4 July 2013 Free 2016
18 Shane Ferguson LM Northern Ireland Derry 28 47 3 Newcastle United 26 January 2016 Undisclosed 2017
19 Chris Taylor LM England Oldham 29 13 3 Blackburn Rovers 17 March 2016 Loan 2016
23 Jack Powell CM England Canning Town 22 9 0 West Ham United 1 July 2013 Free 2016
24 Ben Thompson CM England Sidcup 23 38 2 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee Undisclosed
26 Jimmy Abdou CM ComorosFrance Martigues 35 321 8 Plymouth Argyle 3 July 2008 Free Undisclsoed
Forwards
9 Lee Gregory CF England Sheffield 31 95 36 Halifax Town 17 June 2014 £250,000 2017
20 Steve Morison CF WalesEngland Enfield 36 195 66 Leeds United 4 August 2015 Free 2017
22 Aiden O'Brien CF Republic of IrelandEngland Islington 25 92 15 Academy 1 August 2011 Trainee 2019
28 Jamie Philpot CF England Pembury 22 8 1 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee Undisclosed
29 Alfie Pavey CF England 23 7 0 Academy 1 January 2014 Trainee Undisclosed

Statistics[edit]

As of 19 July 2016
No. Pos Nat Player Total League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Republic of Ireland David Forde 10 0 7+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
2 DF Jamaica Shaun Cummings 20 1 15+1 1 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
3 DF England Joe Martin 36 2 27+2 2 2+0 0 0+0 0 4+1 0
4 MF Trinidad and Tobago Carlos Edwards 19 0 15+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
5 DF England Tony Craig 21 1 16+2 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
6 MF Republic of Ireland Shaun Williams 39 4 31+1 2 2+0 0 1+0 0 4+0 2
8 MF England Ed Upson 39 0 16+16 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+2 0
9 FW England Lee Gregory 50 25 32+9 18 2+0 1 0+1 0 5+1 6
10 MF Nigeria Fred Onyedinma 41 4 17+16 4 2+0 0 1+0 0 2+3 0
11 MF England Lee Martin 11 0 2+6 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
13 GK Scotland Jordan Archer 46 0 39+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 5+0 0
14 FW Northern Ireland John Marquis 12 0 0+10 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
15 DF England Sid Nelson 14 0 9+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+2 0
16 DF England Mark Beevers 50 4 42+0 4 1+0 0 0+1 0 6+0 0
17 DF England Byron Webster 48 6 35+5 6 2+0 0 1+0 0 4+1 0
18 MF Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson 42 3 28+10 3 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+1 0
19 MF England Chris Taylor (on loan from Blackburn Rovers) 10 3 9+1 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 FW Wales Steve Morison 54 18 44+2 15 2+0 1 1+0 1 5+0 1
22 FW Republic of Ireland Aiden O'Brien 51 13 31+12 10 1+1 1 0+0 0 5+1 2
23 MF England Jack Powell 3 0 1+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
24 MF England Ben Thompson 33 2 19+9 1 2+0 1 0+0 0 1+2 0
26 MF Comoros Jimmy Abdou 31 1 27+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
27 DF Antigua and Barbuda Mahlon Romeo 18 1 18+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 FW England Jamie Philpot 6 0 0+6 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 DF England Noah Chesmain 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players out on loan:
7 FW England Paris Cowan-Hall (at Wycombe Wanderers) 6 0 0+3 0 1+0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
29 FW England Alfie Pavey (at Aldershot Town) 6 0 0+4 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who left the club during the season:
21 MF England George Saville (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) 15 0 12+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
25 MF England Jed Wallace (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) 14 1 12+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0

Play-off Statistics[edit]

As of 19 July 2016
No. Pos Nat Player Total League One Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals
3 DF England Joe Martin 3 1 3+0 1
4 MF Trinidad and Tobago Carlos Edwards 3 0 3+0 0
5 DF England Tony Craig 3 0 1+2 0
6 MF Republic of Ireland Shaun Williams 3 0 0+3 0
9 FW England Lee Gregory 3 2 3+0 2
10 MF Nigeria Fred Onyedinma 1 0 0+1 0
13 GK Scotland Jordan Archer 3 0 3+0 0
16 DF England Mark Beevers 3 1 3+0 1
17 DF England Byron Webster 2 0 2+0 0
18 MF Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson 3 0 3+0 0
19 MF England Chris Taylor 3 0 3+0 0
20 FW Wales Steve Morison 3 1 3+0 1
22 FW Republic of Ireland Aiden O'Brien 2 0 0+2 0
24 MF England Ben Thompson 3 0 3+0 0
26 MF Comoros Jimmy Abdou 3 0 3+0 0

Goals record[edit]

As of 19 July 2016
Rank No. Po. Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Play-offs Total
1 9 FW England Lee Gregory 18 1 0 6 2 27
2 20 FW England Steve Morison 15 1 1 1 1 19
3 22 FW Republic of Ireland Aiden O'Brien 10 1 0 2 0 13
4 17 DF England Byron Webster 6 0 0 0 0 6
16 DF England Mark Beevers 4 0 0 0 1 5
6 6 MF Republic of Ireland Shaun Williams 2 0 0 2 0 4
10 MF Nigeria Fred Onyedinma 4 0 0 0 0 4
8 3 DF England Joe Martin 2 0 0 0 1 3
18 MF Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson 3 0 0 0 0 3
19 MF England Chris Taylor 3 0 0 0 0 3
11 24 MF England Ben Thompson 1 1 0 0 0 2
12 2 DF Jamaica Shaun Cummings 1 0 0 0 0 1
5 DF England Tony Craig 1 0 0 0 0 1
25 MF England Jed Wallace 1 0 0 0 0 1
26 MF Comoros Jimmy Abdou 1 0 0 0 0 1
27 DF Antigua and Barbuda Mahlon Romeo 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 78 4 1 6 4 93

Disciplinary Record[edit]

As of 19 July 2016
Rank No. Po. Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Play-offs Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
1 3 DF England Joe Martin 10 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
2 6 MF Republic of Ireland Shaun Williams 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
3 16 DF England Mark Beevers 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 8 2
17 DF England Byron Webster 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0
5 24 MF England Ben Thompson 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
6 20 FW Wales Steve Morison 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
27 DF Antigua and Barbuda Mahlon Romeo 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
7 13 GK Scotland Jordan Archer 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
19 MF England Chris Taylor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
22 FW Republic of Ireland Aiden O'Brien 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
10 11 MF England Lee Martin 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
21 MF England George Saville 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
12 5 DF England Tony Craig 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
8 MF England Ed Upson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
9 FW England Lee Gregory 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
15 DF England Sid Nelson 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
18 MF Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
26 MF Comoros Jimmy Abdou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
18 1 GK Republic of Ireland David Forde 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
25 MF England Jed Wallace 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 2 DF England Shaun Cummings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 MF Trinidad and Tobago Carlos Edwards 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 MF Nigeria Fred Onyedinma 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 FW England Jamie Philpot 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 87 5 4 0 1 0 11 2 2 0 105 6

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 GK Scotland Jordan Archer Tottenham Hotspur Free transfer [1]
1 July 2015 LB England Joe Martin Gillingham Free transfer [1]
1 July 2015 RB Antigua and Barbuda Mahlon Romeo Gillingham Free transfer [2]
4 July 2015 CB England Tony Craig Brentford Free transfer [3]
4 August 2015 CF England Steve Morison Leeds United Undisclosed [4]
6 August 2015 DF England Christian Mbulu Brentwood Town Free transfer [5]
24 August 2015 RB Trinidad and Tobago Carlos Edwards Millwall Free transfer [6]
26 January 2016 LM Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson Newcastle United Undisclosed [7]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 CM England Nicky Bailey Barnet Released [8]
1 July 2015 LB Guyana Matthew Briggs Colchester United [a] Free transfer [8]
1 July 2015 CB England Dylan Casey Kingstonian Released [8]
1 July 2015 CM England Richard Chaplow Doncaster Rovers [b] Free transfer [8]
1 July 2015 RB Republic of Ireland Alan Dunne Leyton Orient Released [8]
1 July 2015 RB Trinidad and Tobago Carlos Edwards Millwall [c] N/A [8]
1 July 2015 AM France Sofiane El-Bekri Free Agent Released [8]
1 July 2015 CF Jamaica Ricardo Fuller Oldham Athletic Released [8]
1 July 2015 GK England Denzel Gerrar Histon [d] Free transfer [8]
1 July 2015 CB England Jake Goodman Free Agent Margatw [8]
1 July 2015 LW Senegal Magaye Gueye Adanaspor Released [8]
1 July 2015 RB Trinidad and Tobago Justin Hoyte Dagenham & Redbridge Released [8]
1 July 2015 CF Austria Stefan Maierhofer Free Agent Released [8]
1 July 2015 CM Spain Ángel Martínez Chesterfield [e] Released [8]
1 July 2015 CB Nigeria Danny Shittu Free Agent Released [8]
1 July 2015 RB England Josh Siafa Free Agent Released [8]
1 July 2015 CB England Callum Webb Kingstonian Released [8]
1 July 2015 LW England Martyn Woolford Sheffield United [f] Free transfer [8]
  1. ^ Following Briggs' release he joined Colchester United.[9]
  2. ^ Following Chaplow's release he joined Doncaster Rovers.[10]
  3. ^ Following Edwards overcoming a serious knee injury he re-signed for Millwall.[6]
  4. ^ Following Gerrar's release he joined Histon.[11]
  5. ^ Following Ángel's release he joined Chesterfield.[12]
  6. ^ Following Woolford's release he joined Sheffield United.[13]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
7 August 2015 LM Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson Newcastle United 9 January 2016[a] [15]
6 October 2015 CM England George Saville Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 November 2016 [16]
8 January 2016 AM England Jed Wallace Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 March 2016 [17]
17 March 2016 LM England Chris Taylor Blackburn Rovers End of Season [18]
  1. ^ On 1 September 2015, Ferguson's loan was extended until 9 January 2016.[14]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
24 July 2015 GK England Tom King Welling United 21 August 2015 [19]
26 September 2015 CF England Alfie Pavey Barnet 25 October 2015 [20]
23 November 2015 RW England Paris Cowan-Hall Bristol Rovers 22 December 2015 [21]
8 January 2016 CF England Alfie Pavey Aldershot Town 7 February 2016 [22]
15 January 2016 LM England Lee Martin Northampton Town 14 February 2016 [23]
23 January 2016 RW England Paris Cowan-Hall Wycombe Wanderers End of Season [24]
19 February 2016 GK England Tom King Braintree Town 18 March 2016 [25]
22 February 2016 CF Northern Ireland John Marquis Northampton Town End of Season [26]

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

On 5 May 2015, Millwall announced a pre-season friendly with AFC Wimbledon to take place on 18 July 2015.[27] On 29 May 2015, Millwall added Stevenage to their pre-season schedule.[28] On 1 June 2015, the club announced a friendly against Bromley.[29] On 10 June 2015, Millwall announced they will host Portuguese side Tondela on 1 August 2015.[30]

League One[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
2 Burton Albion (P) 46 25 10 11 57 37 +20 85 Promotion to the Football League Championship
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 71 49 +22 84 Qualification for the League One play-offs[a]
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 73 49 +24 81
5 Bradford City 46 23 11 12 55 40 +15 80
6 Barnsley (O, P) 46 22 8 16 70 54 +16 74
Updated to match(es) played on 1 July 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Championship.

Result by matchday[edit]

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
ResultWLLDLWWLWDLWDWWDWLWLLLWLWWWDWWLWDDWDWLWDWLWWWW
Position613151519181213111215131410878117711119107866666555554444454344
Updated to match(es) played on 8 May 2016. Source: statto.com
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Play Off[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2015, the first round draw was made, Millwall were drawn at home against Barnet.[31]

Football League Trophy[edit]

On 8 August 2015, live on Soccer AM the draw for the first round of the Football League Trophy was drawn by Toni Duggan and Alex Scott. Lions will host Peterborough United.[32] On 5 September 2015, the second round draw was shown live on Soccer AM and drawn by Charlie Austin and Ed Skrein. Millwall are to host Northampton Town.[33]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Lions sign Mahlon Romeo". Millwall FC. 5 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Tony Craig signs two-year with Millwall". Millwall FC. 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Steve Morison: Leeds striker re-signs for Millwall". BBC Sport. 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Millwall sign teenage defender Mbulu". Millwall FC. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Edwards re-joins Millwall on short-term deal". Millwall FC. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
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  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Dunne among 18 released by Millwall". BBC Sport. 7 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Matthew Briggs: Colchester United sign former Millwall defender". BBC Sport. 22 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Doncaster Rovers sign midfielder Richard Chaplow". The Star. 6 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Gerrar signs". Histon FC. 5 May 2015. Archived from the original on 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Angel Martinez: Chesterfield sign free agent Spanish midfielder". BBC Sport. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Blades sign winger Woolford". ITV Sport. 14 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Ferguson extends loan stay at Millwall". Millwall FC. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Millwall sign Shane Ferguson on loan from Newcastle United". Millwall FC. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Millwall sign George Saville on loan". Millwall FC. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Jed Wallace: Millwall sign Wolves midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Chris Taylor: Millwall re-sign Blackburn midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Millwall youngster King joins Welling on loan". Millwall FC. 24 July 2015.
  20. ^ "Alfie Pavey: Barnet sign Millwall striker on loan". BBC Sport. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Bristol Rovers: Paris Cowan-Hall signs on loan from Millwall". BBC Sport. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  22. ^ "Millwall: Aldershot sign striker Alfie Pavey on loan". BBC Sport. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  23. ^ "Lee Martin: Millwall winger joins Northampton Town on loan". BBC Sport. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  24. ^ "Paris Cowan-Hall: Wycombe re-sign winger from Millwall". BBC Sport. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  25. ^ "Braintree Town sign Millwall goalkeeper Tom King on loan". BBC Sport. 19 February 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  26. ^ "John Marquis: Northampton Town re-sign Millwall striker". BBC Sport. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  27. ^ "AFC Wimbledon date confirmed". Millwall FC. 5 May 2015.
  28. ^ "Millwall to play Teddy Sherringham's Stevenage in a pre-season friendly". Millwall FC. 29 May 2015.
  29. ^ "Millwall to face local side Bromley in a pre-season friendly". Millwall FC. 1 June 2015.
  30. ^ "Millwall to host Portuguese Primeira Liga side CD Tondela". Millwall FC. 10 June 2015.
  31. ^ "Capital One Cup 2015/16 Round 1 Draw". Capital One Cup. 16 June 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-06-17. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  32. ^ "Lions drawn at home to Posh in JPT 1". Millwall FC. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  33. ^ "Johnstone's Paint Trophy Round 2 draw". Football League. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.