Gary Rowett could be facing a shortage of strikers for Millwall’s trip to Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Friday after the Lions boss revealed that a couple of his players have been struggling with illness ahead of the game at the City Ground.
Rowett admitted that both Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Tom Bradshaw have been stuck down by illness – with the latter missing training on Wednesday.
There was some good news for Rowett, however, who confirmed to the South London Press that both Shaun Williams and Ryan Leonard have returned to training and is hoping to have the midfield pair available to face the promotion-hopefuls.
Rowett said: “We’ve had a couple of illnesses – Jon Dadi [Bodvarsson] wasn’t feeling great the other day and Bradders [Tom Bradshaw] didn’t train on Wednesday. He was ill.
“Lenny has trained one day and Willo has trained a couple of times. So it’s been a bit of an up and down week. I’m hoping to have a good squad available.”
It’s always difficult to tell with illnesses, but if Bodvarsson and Bradshaw do miss out against Nottingham Forest then it could open up an opportunity for Matt Smith, who has been starved of minutes in recent weeks.
Even if the pair are fit enough to travel to the City Ground, there is every chance that Smith will start. Both Bodvarsson and Bradshaw have struggled of late, scoring just one league goal combined and that was the Icelandic international’s effort against Fulham which was fortunate not to have been chalked off for offside.