Caltex Socceroos star Tim Cahill received a hero’s welcome from Millwall fans on Wednesday morning (AEDT) after re-signing with the club for the rest of the 2017/18 season.
Cahill was presented to the fans at the Den prior to the Lions Championship clash against high-flying Derby County.
And the home side could have used Cahill’s goal-scoring nous as they were forced to settle for a goalless draw after a hard-fought and intense 90 minutes.
Fellow Aussie James Meredith was in the starting side for Millwall and played the full 90 minutes as they secured another valuable point in their quest to avoid the drop.
The point – against the second-placed Rams – moves Millwall up to 14th spot and nine points above the relegation zone.
All eyes will now switch to Sunday morning’s (AEDT) clash at Reading to see if Cahill will be in the squad for his first game with the club in almost 14 years.
Meanwhile, Mile Jedinak’s Aston Villa have strengthened their promotion push following a last-gasp 1-0 win against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Jedinak started off the bench and was introduced four minutes from the end, with Villa then scoring a couple of minutes later through Robert Snodgrass to snatch all three points.
Villa – who have won five successive games in the Championship – are up to third spot and just one point off the automatic promotion places.
Elsewhere, Jackson Irvine played a full game for Hull City as they were held to a goalless draw at home against Leeds United.
Irvine had one of Hull’s better opportunities in a dour clash at the KCOM, with the draw keeping the Tigers just above the drop zone ahead of the weekend’s trip to Preston North End.
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