Millwall can look forward to the end of season run-in completely free which, having only just come up from League One, can be seen as a success.
They’ve never looked in danger of a relegation battle, bringing the momentum of last season’s play off win with them into this campaign. They’re unbeaten in seven games at present and might yet make a late, unexpected charge towards the top six.
They’ve been boosted today with news that defender Byron Webster is on the comeback trail. The six-foot three centre back has been out since September with a serious knee injury, but manager Neil Harris has been quoted by the South London Press and Mercury that he is closing in on a return.
“Webby will be seeing a specialist in the next couple of weeks and I think after that it will be easier to assess him,” said Lions boss Harris. “He is absolutely flying with his recovery and rehab – ticking every box put in front of him.”
Whether the former Yeovil man will be back before the end of the season is another question. With his contract up at the end of this campaign, his future is still very much up in the air.
“Will he play before the end of the season? It’s been the case all the time that there is a small chance. But we are doing what we have done the whole way through, take it week by week. He is looking really good now and that is all credit to him.”
Webster joined Millwall in 2014 and has since made 132 appearances, scoring eight times. He made 44 league appearances last season as the Lions earned back their second-tier status after a two-season absence.
Millwall have built steadily this season and their one of the teams showing some real form as we move towards Easter. Webster’s injury was a serious one and there has to be questions over him playing again this season. Will those 12 appearances early in the season be enough to earn a new deal? Only time will tell.