Millwall goalkeeper on course for November return

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

richard@slpmedia

Frank Fielding has stepped up his rehab work – with the Millwall goalkeeper still on course for a November return to the first-team fold.

The summer signing, snapped up after leaving Bristol City, started on the opening day of the Championship season against Preston North End but tore his quad and was replaced by Bartosz Bialkowski in the 43rd minute.

“Frank is now in the second phase of his recovery,” said Lions boss Neil Harris. “He can get on a bike and in the pool. It is important for a footballer not to feel too inactive for a while.

“He’s been able to go some gym work.

“We’re certainly looking at November as a timescale for him to get back into the training group. He might be able to shave some of that off and get back training and playing for the 23s. But if it takes an extra week then it takes an extra week.

“With these longer-term injuries it is a process – you can cut time out but also have minor setbacks.”

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