On the back of securing a more-than-respectable 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough made the surprise decision to part ways with Neil Warnock.
The opportunity to appoint former Sheffield United boss Wilder may have been regarded as one too good to turn down, especially with Boro down in 14th position in the table.
Nevertheless, Wilder begins his new job with his team sitting just four points adrift of the playoffs, a scenario that he will relish when he will likely be given backing in January.
Josh Coburn was the major plus point during Warnock’s final two matches in charge, the young striker netting in successive games for the first time in his professional career.
A more pressing point for Wilder is the club’s defensive record with six strikes having been conceded in three outings.
Millwall were also no strangers to inconsistency earlier in the season, the Lions prevailing in just one of their first nine matches.
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However, Gary Rowett’s team have since posted five wins from eight, moving the East London outfit to within one point of the playoffs.
Rowett and his squad are aware that one setback could see them drop back into the bottom half of the table, but there is a feeling that Millwall are building some much-needed momentum.
That is despite their 1-1 draw at home to Derby County, Millwall failing to find a winner while at a player advantage during the closing 27 minutes