AFC Wimbledon's Tom Elliott celebrates scoring
This season may seem like a giant step for Millwall new boy Tom Elliott, with the forward having played in League Two only two seasons ago. Elliott kept working hard at AFC Wimbledon and as they finished a creditable 15th in League one in the last campaign, Lions boss Neil Harris was keeping close tabs on the 26-year-old striker.
Elliott will bring a good deal of height to the front line with his 6ft 4in frame and Harris is in no doubt that he has the attributes to be a big player in the Championship. "He has developed into a physical player with a good scoring record," he told The Local London.
Tom Elliott has played the lower leagues and is seen here with Accrington Stanley's Tom Davies (L)
Millwall fans will back a strong striker
Millwall is the kind of club where the fans will back you to the hilt, if the players give their all, and Elliott did well in a struggling side last season. He may well find it comfortable to move up to the next league as well, having done the mileage in the lower divisions where the game can even more frantic.
Elliott is not going to miss this chance to make a name for himself, he's signed a two-year deal and will surely want to make the most of it. "The Championship is a step up - it's a bigger level - but I'm looking forward to testing myself," he told the Millwall website.
He scored 13 goals in the last campaign including one against the Lions at the New Den. Still, he knows he is not the complete player yet and he believes there are players at the club like Steve Morison who he can learn from.
Steve Morison can still pass on some of his knowledge at Millwall
Morison is going to be a help to Elliott
Quoted by News at Den discussing Morison, Elliott said: "He had a brilliant season and he's had a good career playing for some big clubs. We are pretty similar ourselves, so I'm sure there is a lot I can learn from him and take it from there."
It's that willingness to immerse himself in life at Millwall that should give him a fair chance of surprising a few fans and finishing reasonably well up the goal scoring table.