Mahlon Romeo needing toe injections to play – as Lions boss Rowett admits number of squad struggling on

Mahlon Romeo is playing despite needing injections in his toe – with Millwall manager Gary Rowett revealing a number of his squad have ongoing niggles.

The Lions head to Middlesbrough on Saturday and are still expected to be missing Connor Mahoney (quad), Kenneth Zohore (calf) and Billy Mitchell (hamstring).

Jake Cooper has played the last two matches despite dislocating his shoulder at Birmingham City.

Mason Bennett made his return from a quad problem in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with QPR.

“Mase got through it fine,” said Rowett. “You could see at times that he’d only trained two days. He gave us something a little bit different – a bit of pace, strength and ability to ride a challenge, come out with the ball and head towards the attacking third.

“We missed him, in that sense.

“Scott Malone had a little bit of an issue, just tight. It’s a strange season with so many games that we’ve got about five or six players that have got issues and are trying to get through.

“Mahlon is a classic example. He’s had injections in his toe every game and not trained for one minute. That, at some point, will be a problem.

“They are trying to get out there and get through it. It’s maybe why performances haven’t been as good as we’d like.

“But we should have more players available for the next games.

“I don’t think Connor will be fit but he is getting back to some form of fitness. Hopefully by the end of this week we’re not far away from having a few more.”

 


 

Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ


Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *