NewsAtDen’s Millwall 2020-21 Player of the Year

JAKE Cooper has been voted NewsAtDen’s Millwall Player of the Year for 2020-21, based on ratings by Lions fans over the course of the campaign.

The 26-year-old Millwall centre-back carded an average score of 6.8 in NewsAtDen’s player-rating system last season. Cooper started 42 out of 46 league games despite twice dislocating his shoulder.

It was also a campaign in which he passed 200 games for Millwall after first joining on loan from Reading in January 2017.

Bart Bialkowski was runner-up with an average rating of 6.7. Bialkowski achieved a career-best of 17 clean sheets in a season – one more than in 2019-20. His total last season over 46 games was bettered only by Swansea’s Freddie Woodman (20) and Norwich’s Tim Krul (18). Reading’s Rafael also kept 17 shut-outs.

Bialkowski, 33, was one of only two players – the other Yoann Barbet of QPR – not to miss a minute of Championship action (4,140).

In third place was Jed Wallace who averaged 6.1 over the campaign. Wallace scored 11 Championship goals, his highest tally in one season for Millwall.

Millwall centre-back Jake Cooper passed the 200-game mark in 2020-21
Bart Bialkowski kept a career-best 17 clean sheets in a league season
Jed Wallace scored 11 league goals in 2020-21