Millwall receive double injury boost ahead of Coventry – summer signing back training

Millwall head coach Joe Edwards has confirmed that summer signing Matija Sarkic is available for selection for this weekend’s Championship clash at home to Coventry.

The goalkeeper, 26, joined the Lions in the summer from Wolves but has been missing since the 1-1 draw with Birmingham with a quad injury.

Bartosz Białkowski, 36, has started the previous 11 outings in the second tier and played the full 90 minutes in Edwards’ first game in charge last time out – a 4-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday.

“Matija is back in and has been training for the last couple of weeks,” Edwards told the South London Press.

“He’s in contention for selection this weekend.”

Attacker Duncan Watmore has been missing since the 2-2 draw at home to Hull, where he scored the opener, due to a hamstring injury he picked up during the game.

The former Everton assistant added: “Duncan had been out, but on the first day that we arrived last week, it was his first day back into training.

“He trained in the week leading into the Sheffield Wednesday game, but he just ran out of time in terms of being fully fit to go into the squad.

“He has trained every day since the Sheffield Wednesday game and he’s in contention to play.”

Left-back Joe Bryan has been absent since he picked up a groin injury in the 2-1 defeat at home to Blackburn on October 24.

“Joe is progressing – he’s out on the grass,” said Edwards.

“But he is progressing fairly slowly. It’s a muscle injury, so you have to be careful. Joe has had injuries in the past, so he’s being cautious with it.

“He won’t be seeing him for the next few weeks but he will be stepping up his rehab on the grass.”

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