Millwall talisman Jed Wallace is hopeful of being involved in their last nine games after a knee niggle left him behind the rest of the squad in returning to fitness.
The wide man has started working outside after being held up in his return to full training with the rest of the Lions.
The club has been told its fixtures are likely to start on June 20 with the game against Derby – their first football since the 3-0 victory at Nottingham Forest on March 6.
But boss Gary Rowett said: “Jed is responding well to that. There is hope that this can push him on.
“He is desperate to be involved. We have half an eye on the nine games and half an eye on next season as well.
“He is making better progress this week than in the three or four before that. We might be able to get him involved in full training at some stage before the games start on June 20. But time is short.
“The reality is that there will be some rotation. Some of the bigger squads in the division might have an advantage. But we have the Millwall mentality – we cannot control that so it does not matter to us.
“Ryan Leonard will come back into the reckoning in a big way. He has the freshness and the legs. Ben Thompson too – the players who were not quite match fit when the season was halted. In some ways we are probably two or three players better off.”
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