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Millwall suffer another potential key injury blow



Gary Rowett is facing an anxious wait over the injury Kenneth Zohore sustained in Millwall’s victory over Reading on Saturday.

Late goals from substitutes Mason Bennett and Matt Smith earned the Lions another impressive comeback win, but Rowett was left concerned about another key injury to his squad.

Ryan Leonard was unavailable for the game at the Madejski Stadium having suffered ankle ligament damage the previous week against Sheffield Wednesday, which has ruled him out for at least two months.

Meanwhile, January signing Maikel Kieftenbeld is nursing a hamstring problem and wasn’t even fit enough to make the bench in Berkshire, whilst Shane Ferguson joined Conor Mahoney on the treatment table and also missed out.

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To make matters worse for the Millwall manager, he then saw on-loan West Brom man Zohore forced off with 19 minutes remaining as the Lions’ injury problems continued.

Rowett told NewsatDen: “We’ve had a tough week. We brought in Maikel Kieftenbeld and that allowed Ryan Leonard to play at centre-back.

“But Lenny was out, Kieftenbeld was out, Shane Ferguson was out. Kenneth Zohore looks like he might be out. Connor Mahoney has been out, Billy Mitchell. We’ve just got to keep shuffling the pack.”

The Verdict

Millwall have four strikers in their squad, so they should have enough in reserve to cope if Zohore is now set for a spell on the sidelines.

Even so, this is far from ideal with a host of fixtures coming up.

Smith showed his worth by coming off the bench to equalise against the Royals, so Zohore’s potential absence might open the door for the former QPR striker to be handed a rare run in the starting XI having been restricted to mainly substitute appearances in recent months.

I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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