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Millwall sweat over Waghorn injury ahead of Burnley clash

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© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL could be without the services of Martyn Waghorn for the visit of Championship leaders Burnley to The Den on Saturday.

Waghorn twisted his ankle in training at the start of the week and spent a day walking on crutches and wearing a protective boot as a precaution.

But the Leicester City loanee still has a chance of facing the Clarets, who have won their last seven league games.

Boss Steve Lomas said: "Waggy has just tweaked his ankle. We will wait and see but at the moment we don't know whether he'll be fit."

Burnley are managed by ex-Lions defender Sean Dyche, who, as a player and a manager, has won ten out of 11 games against his former club.

"They have done fantastically well," Lomas said. "Their team ethic is superb and they work extremely hard. They go hard from the first minute so it is going to be another tough challenge for us.

"The two lads who have been given an opportunity up front, Danny Ings and Sam Vokes, since Charlie Austin left have relished it. They've scored 20-odd goals between them.

"Austin was the big fish there but he's gone now and there are no egos in that squad. They are all honest, hard-working professionals.

"The teams that did well last season had recognised goalscorers and they've got two of them at the minute. But they are far from a two-man outfit, the rest of team is functioning well.

"Also key to their success has been good continuity in their team selection. When you get on a good run that is pivotal because you roll from one game into the next.

"Sean and his staff are to be commended because they've found a system that suits them; they can play a bit as well as mixing it up. I think we are seeing similar signs with us."

Mark Beevers has resumed training after a knee injury but the Burnley game will come too soon for him.

"We'll have a look and see whether next week will be an option for Mark," Lomas said. "Lee Martin probably won't be fit for Saturday, but Richard Chaplow might."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “Millwall sweat over Waghorn injury ahead of Burnley clash

  • October 31, 2013 at 08:21
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    Time for Mr Morison to get his a*** in gear and re-ignite his declining career(a poet ?)
    Jimmy will be sadly missed this week,
    Lets get behind the lads from the off !.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 09:02
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    Been very impressed with Waghorn since his arrival. Would like him permanent but I cant see us paying what they would want. If he was on crutches Monday night I dont expect to see him Saturday. i just hope that Chaplow is finally fit and can slot in midfield to replace Jimmy. Really different to what we are use to recently having strength in depth as long as they are not injured of course. Cant wait for Saturday. Could be a cracker especially if we continue to get behind them. COYL.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 09:14
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    I think the training regime needs looking at, we have picked up so many needless crucial injuries its crazy.
    Very few injuries have happened on the pitch. We cannot afford to keep losing key players, if we are not careful we will have to give Josh Wright a game soon!

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    • October 31, 2013 at 09:17
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      What makes you think that it's not Josh Wright who is causing these injuries ??

      @Sealion:

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  • October 31, 2013 at 10:23
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    Waghorn is a real Millwall player, full of effort and spirit and got some good quality. I really want him to sign a permanent contract

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    • October 31, 2013 at 10:38
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      @glyngo: Couldn't agree more glyngo, an inspiration to everyone around him. It doesn't bear thinking about what will happen if we don't get him.
      At present I don't think we will miss Morison when he goes back but Waghorn will take some replacing.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 10:36
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    Oh no. Yet another crock!!!
    This is going to test the resolve of Lomas and people like Morison who's lost his way completely need to step up a gear and prove their worth
    Who ever plays on Sat needs to be at their best and nothing else in my opinion

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  • October 31, 2013 at 10:45
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    Maybe this is the chance for Feeney he's been waiting for. A natural right sided winger rather than Waghorn who is a left-footed striker. Don't get me wrong, Waghorn has been superb and has an excellent delivery but I think Feeney should be used whilst he's in some degree of form. Lee Martin's situation is p****** me off tbh, why did we sign someone so injury prone? Hopefully we don't renew his contract because he hasn't looked the part thus far.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 11:27
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    SL is talking up Burnley a lot and I rather he talk up Millwall instead. Having said that I think we will give them a few problems and knock some of their confidence out of them as we did QPR and Reading.

    It will be a very tough game.

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    • October 31, 2013 at 11:54
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      We like tough games.
      Burnley will bring a few down and it should be a good gate. We've got good players waiting for their chance so Chaplow, Morison, Feeney etc. here's your chance.

      @Peckhamlad:

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  • October 31, 2013 at 13:32
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    Would like to see chaplow get a game just to see if he is still good.
    Think we will defo miss jimmy in midfield.

    If Morison doesn't score soon we should send him back.

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    • October 31, 2013 at 13:48
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      Season long loan. No going back !

      @benzo:

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  • October 31, 2013 at 17:38
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    Don't risk him unless 100% sure. Any doubt , put him on the bench. We have a lot of strikers who can do a job for the team. Dunney's back , just need a replacement for Jimmy.

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    • November 1, 2013 at 10:37
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      @Block 8: Oh no, Dunne is back. Is there any good news?????

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  • October 31, 2013 at 18:53
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    Some real horse sh8t written on here about Morison. He hasn't had a decent run in the team yet, when he has played it's been largely in a team that was under performing, including sub appearances when the game was lost, and a team that was lumping long ball. He showed his quality against Blackpool and was flicking the ball on in the 92nd minute on Saturday to help win us the penalty. The fickle bunch need to give him a chance this season and so does Lomas.

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