Luke Steele is set to make his debut for Millwall in their Carabao Cup clash against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday at the Hawthorns, as per News at Den.
The 34-year-old shot-stopper joined the Lions on a short-term loan deal until January last week after Frank Fielding injured his quad muscle in the club’s opening day victory over Preston North End.
After being named on the substitute’s bench in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom, Steele will be aiming to make a positive first impression for his new side during midweek.
Speaking to the club’s official website after his side’s clash with the Baggies, Millwall boss Neil Harris said: “We come back here [to The Hawthorns] Tuesday, and there will be changes.
“Not just to freshen things up, but because the lads deserve the opportunity.
“Players have been on the bench and have worked so hard in pre-season and have played so well.
“They deserve to show what they can do on Tuesday.”
With Bartosz Bialkowski currently ahead of him in the pecking order at The Den, it is paramount that Steele uses the upcoming clash with West Brom to showcase his abilities in between the sticks as a failure to do so could result in him being forced to watch on from the sidelines over the coming months.
Given that Steele has moved to Millwall in search of some regular first-team football after only featuring on seven occasions for Nottingham Forest last season, Tuesday’s fixture has a lot riding on it for the shot-stopper.
If he can help his side overcome the Baggies in the Carabao Cup by producing a stand-out performance for the Lions, the former Barnsley man could force his way into contention for a place in Harris’ starting eleven for Saturday’s showdown with Championship leaders Sheffield Wednesday.