Kenneth Zohore is keen to stay at Millwall and doesn’t want to return to West Bromwich Albion in January, Lions boss Gary Rowett has told London News Online.
The Danish striker just can’t catch a break right now.
Just last week Millwall talisman Jed Wallace was hailing the impact of a man who marked his full debut with a goal in an impressive 2-0 away win at Preston North End.
“It’s always brilliant to bring in players such as Kenneth Zohore. He’s a great player,” Wallace told the League Paper.
But, just as he was starting to get going, the former Cardiff City favourite suffered a calf injury that’s set to keep him on the sidelines for about six weeks.
Does this mean Zohore’s Millwall career is over with his loan contract due to expire in January?
It seems both Rowett and the centre-forward himself hope an extension can be agreed until the end of the season.
“We want to keep him down here if we can,” said the former Derby County boss. “We want to try to work as hard as we can to get him back playing as quickly as we can within a safe period.
“He wants to commit to (staying at the Den) as well. I’m hoping he can come back with at least a month of his loan left. Let’s see if we can get some game time out of him and let’s see if he can be as effective as he was.”
You can understand why Zohore wouldn’t be keen on returning to the Hawthorns.
The £8 million forward started just five Championship games under Slaven Bilic last term and didn’t play a second of Premier League football during a miserable start to 2020/21. And that was before Karlan Grant arrived to force him further down the pecking order.