MILLWALL boss Gary Rowett heaped praise on striker Benik Afobe, following his performance against Cherries in midweek.

The 28-year-old confidently struck home to earn the Lions a point at The Den, the game ending 1-1 after Dominic Solanke's opener.

Afobe, who scored 11 goals in 70 appearances during his two years at Cherries between 2016 and 2018, is currently on loan at Millwall from Stoke City.

His goal against Cherries was the fourth he has netted in 17 outings for his new club.

And Rowett has called on the former Arsenal youngster to replicate the display he produced on Wednesday night, to start competing with the likes of Solanke, who has 15 Championship goals this term, and the league's leading scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham.

"We scored a fabulous goal," Rowett told the Millwall club website.

"Benik, that was almost a complete number nine performance for us.

"That’s what we’ve needed him to do.

"When you see people like Solanke doing it and people like Mitrovic doing it, in my opinion, Benik Afobe can do that for us.

"That was by far the best and most complete performance he’s put in. I thought he was outstanding."