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Neil Harris issues update on Millwall man’s chances of first-team return

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Neil Harris has hinted that Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer could be in line for a return to the first-team this evening.

The Lions take on Premier League side Fulham in the third round of the League Cup at The Den.

Archer has not featured in the last three match-day squads after Harris alluded to mentality issues from his goalkeeper.

The 25-year-old has missed the home draw with Leeds United and the subsequent two defeats to Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion respectably.

The reason as to why Archer’s mentally was called into question remains unknown despite some reported dressing room unrest towards the end of the loan window in August which the Lions boss described as ‘a difficult time.

Harris has had a conversation with the goalkeeper after his return to the London club after international duty.

And the Millwall manager told NewsAtDen’s live blog (September 25, 2018: 13:04) that the goalkeeper remains available for selection.

He said: “Jordan is fit and available for selection, he’s training really well. I’ll continue to make team selections based on players that are available.”

The Verdict

Jordan Archer, according to Neil Harris, has trained well since his return from international duty and could be in with a chance of a first-team return.

Ben Amos has done well in the three league games since replacing Archer in goal, but with the League Cup tie against Fulham, the goalkeeper could be in line for a surprise return.

Having played an integral part in Millwall’s last couple of seasons – and successful ones at that – it is a shame to see a player’s mentality questioned.

But with the stopper available it will be down to his determination to want to make a return that will have to impress Harris to make a first-team return.

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