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Millwall will be relieved that QPR and Birmingham City couldn’t get January deal done

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The 1-0 victory over Leicester City by Millwall midweek given them a significant boost in their survival aspirations.

The Lions’ 2023–24 Championship campaign has been a major letdown; they went from being a top-tier squad to one that is currently fighting for relegation.

The London team will be hoping that this season is an exception and that they return to the play-offs in the next seasons.

But as of right now, Millwall are leading third-bottom Sheffield Wednesday by four points, and they have four games left to play.

The fact that the Lions avoided losing midfielder Allan Campbell to either side in January will be even more of a relief given the competition they face from teams like Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers.

Birmingham City and QPR were interested in Allan Campbell in January

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At the beginning of the season, Millwall signed Allan Campbell, a midfielder, on a season-long loan from Premier League team Luton Town.

The 25-year-old joined the Hatters in 2021, and even though he was crucial to the team’s promotion the previous year, it was determined that he would spend this season on loan.

After winning the race, Millwall established himself as a regular member of the squad and was making an impression. But as this allegation surfaced, he hadn’t played for the club since losing his spot in the starting lineup in December.

Football Insider then revealed that both QPR and Birmingham City were interested in signing the midfield player.

Should either team have chosen to sign the player, Luton would have had to bring Campbell back from his Lions loan and assign him to either team for the remainder of the season.

He hasn’t played for Millwall since, but the club will be happy he didn’t sign with either team considering the predicament they are all in right now. A move didn’t happen.

Millwall should have some Campbell relief

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Campbell would have hoped to use his move to Millwall as an opportunity to prove to Luton that they made a mistake by loaning him out, and Luton would have hoped that he would have had another season of regular games under his belt.

That hasn’t been the case, though, as Campbell played in most games and had a strong start to the loan before things quickly altered in December.

After playing just four minutes against Huddersfield Town, Campbell has not appeared in any further games for the team.

Allan Campbell’s 2023/24 Championship stats for Millwall Total
Matches played 12
Minutes per game 61
Goals 0
Shots per game 0.6
Assists 2
Big chances created 0
Key passes 0.6
Accurate passing per game 17.2 (82%)
Tackles per game 1.7
Average rating 6.75
Stats as per Sofascore.com (As of the 12th of April)

The Scotsman has subsequently made a few appearances off the bench, but he has not played for Neil Harris, and it doesn’t appear like he will for the remainder of the season.

According to Sofascore.com, he has started nine of the 12 games he has played in the league so far, averaging just 61 minutes on the field.

The midfield player for the Lions hasn’t scored any goals, but he has picked up two assists. Aside from that, he hasn’t had much of an impact on the Championship squad.

According to Sofascore.com, Campbell has only collected 0.6 critical passes from his 17.2 (82%) pass accuracy average per 90, meaning he hasn’t set up any huge opportunities for his teammates.

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