Coventry 0-2 Millwall Player Ratings: Ten for Cooper

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Morison celebrates – bbc.co.uk

Goals from Jake Cooper and Steve Morison gave Millwall a 2-0 win at bottom side Coventry – but how did players rate for both teams?

Coventry City

Lee Burge – one or two decent stops overshadowed by an erratic performance of terrible decision making. 3

Sam Foley – not at fault for any of Millwall’s few chances but equally, failed to impose himself on the game. 4
Farrend Rawson – a commanding performance at centre-back, with better distribution than his partner. 8
Nathan Clarke – didn’t cover himself in glory for Millwall’s second goal and made some panicked defensive headers that went to the opposition. 4
Ryan Haynes – gave Archer his first piece of work and made some decent runs late on. Kept Wallace quiet in the main. 6

George Thomas – part of some good combination play down the right in the first half. Due to right-back Foley’s cautious nature, his place on right midfield meant a lack of width. 5
Andy Rose – worked hard and looked composed in possession, without being a driving force. 6
Callum Reilly – worked hard and closed down well in the first half hour. From then on he lost his confidence and too often, possession. 4
Kyel Reid – not enough bodies attacked his first half crosses, which hindered his performance. So did switching to the right for patches of the second half. 5

Marcus Tuday – a couple of decent efforts early on. Often dropped deep to collect the ball, which at times led to a lack of support for Beavon. Anonymous prior to his substitution. 4
Stuart Beavon – was not given an easy job but the line-leading aggression that made him a success at Burton. 3

Jodi Jones (on 61) – one 10 second period in which he twice won the ball and twice gave it back encapsulated his performance. Endeavour but little more. 4
Vladimir Gadzhev (on 81)

Millwall

Jordan Archer – a clean sheet, but the shots he faced were often hit straight at him. A par performance. 6

Mahlon Romeo – limited Reid’s contribution and made one or two good inverted forward runs in the first half that created space for Wallace. 7
Byron Webster – booked for a challenge on Beavon in the second half, but was otherwise strong in the air and is beginning to look more like his old self. 8
Jake Cooper – in his first three games for the Lions, he has scored as many goals as the opposing teams. Early days but already looks an excellent piece of business. 10
Tony Craig – appears better-used as a defensive left-back than at centre-back. Never attacked but provided reliable cover for those to his right. 6

Jed Wallace – dug in like most but not the kind of performance he is known for. Wallace’s creativity may come in useful when Millwall must break down the bus-parkers, rather than defend a lead. 5
Ben Thompson – quiet first half. Early reports are his half-time substitution was a precautionary measure due to his tight hamstring, rather than something more severe. 5
Shaun Williams – disciplined and put in some impressive deliveries, including the right-wing corner for Cooper’s opener. Growing in popularity and one can see why. 7
Aiden O’Brien – the Irishman showed flashes of creativity in the first half, causing occassional problems for compatriot Foley. Faded after the break. 6

Steve Morison – industrious throughout, persisting even in patches when he looked isolated. Deserved his 82nd Millwall goal that makes him the club’s joint-10th all-time scorers. 7
Lee Gregory – too far away from his partner in the first half hour and lacked his usual ruthlessness when openings did come his way. 4

Nadjim Abdou (on 45) – showed the work rate that has made him a fans favourite and kept things simple in possession. 7
Fred Onyedinma (on 72) lively from the bench and his shot was saved, leading to Morison’s settling goal. 7
Shane Ferguson (on 81)