Millwall boss on centre-back trialist and injury absentees


Millwall boss Neil Harris is not sure if trialist Lazar Stojsavljevic will be part of the squad which travels to Portugal on Wednesday.

The left-sided centre-back, 20, who was on Woking’s books last season, played the opening 45 minutes in yesterday’s 5-0 win over Dartford.

The Lions were missing Sid Nelson and Shaun Hutchinson at Princes Park to deplete their centre-back options.

Byron Webster captained Millwall in the second half, his first action since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage last season.

When Harris was asked about Stojsavljevic, he replied: “He’s come in to work with the under-23s.

“There was no Hutch, Sid or George and no Mezza [James Meredith]. It was an opportunity to see Lazar. He did okay first half, we’ll just keep monitoring the situation.

“I’m delighted for Byron Webster to get 45 minutes – that was key for his confidence. It’s going to take him a while to get back up to match speed.

“Sav had a stiff back and pulled out of training yesterday so was not risked.

“Hutch did the first few days and then had a week where he has not joined the group, so this game was too soon for him. He’ll come to Portugal.

“Mezza, after the World Cup, needs time off.”

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