Millwall will be hoping it’s tenth time lucky when they make the 250-mile trip up to face Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.
Following Tuesday’s draw with London rivals Queens Park Rangers, Gary Rowett’s men have now gone nine Championship matches – their worst league run since Neil Harris was interim manager back in March 2015.
Millwall’s poor form has seen them slip nine points adrift of the top-six, and life doesn’t get any easier for the Lions – with visit to the Riverside Stadium three days before they face Bristol City.
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On a positive note, Rowett appeared to escape from the QPR game unscathed in terms of injuries and, here, we’ve had a look at Millwall’s current list of absentees ahead of the game against Boro.
Talk about bad luck.
Having suffered an ankle problem in pre-season which saw him miss the opening few months of the campaign, the young midfielder then sustained a hamstring injury during his second game back for the club’s Under-23s and won’t feature again until the New Year (via South London Press).
Mahoney is another to have suffered a muscle problem. The former Blackburn Rovers man pulled his quad in early November (NewsatDen), and hasn’t played since the goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday last month – and looks certain to miss out at the Riverside.
Like Mahoney, the on-loan West Brom man pulled his quad during the win at Preston back in late October, the last time Millwall tasted victory – with Rowett confirmed recently that the Danish striker won’t appear again until the end of this month, according to the South London Press, meaning he’ll be forced to sit this one out.