Millwall striker joins list of injured players – but could be back for Birmingham City match


Tom Bradshaw is the latest Millwall player to join a mounting injury list after the striker missed last night’s draw with Reading.

The striker was absent from a Lions bench which was short on experience after an influx of injuries over the past couple of weeks.

“Bradders felt something in the warm up before the last game. He stayed on the bench but I knew we couldn’t really bring him on because he wasn’t really fit and it was too much of a risk,” explained Rowett when asked about the forward’s absence on Wednesday night.

“Unfortunately, there’s not many sides out there, particularly us, which can afford to have [Kenneth] Zohore, [Connor] Mahoney, [Mason] Bennett, [Mahlon] Romeo and Bradshaw out. Tyler Burey and Shane Ferguson were on the bench today after only one day’s training. It’s difficult for us at the moment, but again, I’m sitting here disappointed that we haven’t beaten a team above us after creating chances to do that, so that in itself is a positive.

“I think Ken is sort of looking at the middle of December. Mason Bennett isn’t too long, maybe a week. Connor Mahoney is a couple of weeks away, and we’re hopeful that Tom Bradshaw and Mahlon Romeo have a chance for the weekend.

“Mahlon’s is a hard one because it’s a very sensitive area in the foot. We tried to inject it the other day but it didn’t feel quite right, so we’ll see how that settles.

“I think the fact that we’ve ended up with Ryan Leonard at right-back again tonight, he’s done really well again. But moments like the goal is probably where you’re not a natural right-back and you maybe just switch off. But he’s been excellent, like I said we’ve had to soldier on, we’re Millwall and we’re not going to make any excuses and we’ll try and stay in the race. We’re three points off the top six, so with the injuries we’ve got that’s pretty good.”

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