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Having first made his debut three seasons ago, Fred Onyedinma continues to develop into an exciting young talent under Neil Harris at Millwall. A striker capable of playing on the wing, Onyedinma has enjoyed steady game time in the last three seasons, and his performances have been consistently impressive as a result.
The young man twice Young Player of Year at Millwall, made his first team debut in the FA Cup against Southend. He would go on to make his league debut against Blackpool, but he would only make three further appearances for the season. After failing to break into the first team, Onyedinma was sent out on loan to Wycombe, where he produced a great run of performances. Eight goals and three assists represented an excellent return from 27 games, and he returned to Millwall a better player.
Onyedinma was rewarded for his development with a first team spot from the opening day; he scored his first Millwall goals against Barnsley, but his appearances became more restricted in the second half of the season. He has found himself on the team sheet once again this season, though, having made 42 appearances with three goals and six assists this season. He is out of contract this summer, so it will be interesting to see if Millwall try and retain him.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Onyedinma’s pace and directness make him a threat no matter his position. His assists tally this season was his best to date, so his creativity and delivery on crosses are improving all the time. Still only 20 years old, he now needs to contribute more goals to his game. He also needs to make the right decision regarding his future. A couple more years at Millwall, whether that be in League One or the Championship would surely be the most beneficial for his development.
What They Say
Gareth Ainsworth – Wycombe Manager
“He’s a very lively attacker…and he’s got plenty of pace, enthusiasm and strength.”
Neil Harris – Millwall Manager
“He’s a great lad…he’s a really good professional for a young man.”