Saturday, September 23, 2017
Millwall boss Harris: Aiden O’Brien ban opens door for other players –...

Millwall boss Harris: Aiden O’Brien ban opens door for other players – and even a formation switch

0
133
Photo: Brian Tonks

Aiden O’Brien’s suspension for Millwall’s derby with Queens Park Rangers tomorrow opens the door for other players to impress.

That is the verdict of Lions manager Neil Harris with O’Brien banned for the game at Loftus Road after his dismissal for two bookable offences.

“Aiden will miss the game through suspension and that is disappointing – his form has been excellent since the start of the season,” said the Millwall chief.

“He looks a real threat. We’ll miss Aiden but it gives an opportunity to somebody else. Players like Fergie [Shane Ferguson] and Fred [Onyedinma] spring to mind straight away.

“But if we want to change shape against a QPR side who change shape quite easily we can do so. If I want to add an extra centre-half or central midfielder I can do it fairly easily.”

One man set to sit out the fixture is Tom Elliott, who suffered a quad injury at the end of Friday’s training session.

“He’s got damage to his quad,” said Harris. “It will be a real shame to go without him on Tuesday. We’re more hopeful for Saturday but when you have got a muscle strain it normally becomes a period of time – weeks rather than days.

“He’s certainly unlikely for Tuesday.”

Sports Editor | South London Press sports editor since 2007 who has covered huge sporting events for the paper – Crystal Palace’s Championship play-off final, two trips to Wembley in the FA Cup and David Haye’s world heavyweight unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Previously sub-edited on the Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Sport First. Former ClubCall deputy editor.

LEAVE A REPLY

Millwall boss Harris: Aiden O’Brien ban opens door for other players –...