Ferguson injury means selection puzzle for Millwall's Harris

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SHANE Ferguson is likely to miss Millwall's trip to Scunthorpe United this Saturday with a hamstring injury.

The on-loan Newcastle player came off in the 89th minute against Barnsley, meaning boss Neil Harris had to bring on winger Lee Martin at left-back.

With Ferguson out, and Joe Martin still at least a week away from returning, it leave Harris with a tough decision to make this weekend.

Mark Beevers started the first two league games of the season but was taken off at half-time in the 4-0 defeat to Coventry last Saturday and wasn’t included in the squad against Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Beevers has also been linked with a move away from the club.

Harris could switch captain Tony Craig to left-back with Byron Webster coming in to partner Sid Nelson.

Youngsters Kyron Farrell and Noah Chesmain played there in pre-season but it would be a surprise were Harris to opt for inexperience for what is already shaping up to be a crunch fixture.

Both sides have made uncertain starts to the season and will be desperate for the points this weekend.

Harris told the club’s official website he is disappointed to lose his left-back: “Young Shane Ferguson is really struggling with a hamstring injury, which is unfortunate because he has come in and done well for us. That will be a forced change.

“I’m looking for a consistent line-up, if possible, with the odd tweak now and again to freshen things up.

“There is a lot for me to consider before the game on Saturday.”

Staff

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59 thoughts on “Ferguson injury means selection puzzle for Millwall's Harris

  • August 20, 2015 at 16:21
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    My Team
    Forde
    Cummings
    Nelson
    Beevers
    Willams

    Fred
    Powell
    Abdou
    Uspon

    Morison (C)
    Gregory

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    • August 20, 2015 at 16:23
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      @JoeLewis: Forde you must be joking.

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      • August 20, 2015 at 16:32
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        @jim1222: looks like nh lacks the bottle to drop him.

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        • August 20, 2015 at 19:40
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          @butty:

          I've come to the conclusion that he doesn't, Fordey seems to be bomb proof no matter what he does.

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    • August 20, 2015 at 20:45
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      @JoeLewis: i agree forde will play, simply because if there is any chance someone needs a keeper they are less likely to take forde if he's been dropped for being shockingly s****, when the window closes he will be dropped! i for one can't wait to see the back of him!

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      • August 21, 2015 at 09:11
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        @TONY BLOCK28:

        Roll on September then Tony and hope you're right!

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  • August 20, 2015 at 16:36
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    The talk of Webster coming in makes me very, very worried.

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    • August 20, 2015 at 19:46
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      @Longfield Lion: as a Meopham lion I feel the same lol

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