Millwall boss Harris has decision to make over captaincy

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MILLWALL manager Neil Harris hasn’t decided yet who will captain the side in the absence of Tony Craig.

Steve Morison took the armband when Craig was substituted with a knee injury against Bradford and the 32-year-old centre-forward has previous captaincy experience with Stevenage Borough.

But Harris said Morison won’t necessarily continue in the role this weekend against AFC Fylde.

He explained: “Steve was the natural decision at the time but I’ll have to give it some thought. I never named a vice-captain because I don’t think there is a need to.

“I’ll make a decision towards the weekend as to who will captain the side on Saturday.

“It will depend on team selection as to who takes it on. I think it’ll be a lot clearer who that will be, if Tony is out, against Colchester in the next league game. We’ll have to be patient with Tony and wait to see the news on him.”

Harris and his management team significantly trimmed a bloated squad over the summer and he accepts that leaves Millwall vulnerable when they are hit with injuries and suspensions.

The Lions have coped with the absences of Ed Upson and Jimmy Abdou, going unbeaten since the pair were injured at Peterborough last month.

Craig’s knee problem now depletes another area of the squad, but Harris is hoping that Sid Nelson will be an option against either Fylde this weekend or Plymouth in the Football League Trophy next Tuesday night.

He said: “We’ve a small squad so we’re always an injury or suspension away from being a bit light. We continuously monitor the centre-back situation. We’re hopeful that Sid will be back in contention for one if not both the cup games.”

John Kelly

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