Millwall's Webster struggling to be fit for Barnsley clash

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BYRON Webster is a major injury concern for Millwall ahead of Sunday’s Sky Bet League One play-off final against Barnsley.

Webster limped off late on in the second leg of the semi-final against Bradford at The Den last Friday. Tony Craig, who came on in his place, could start for the first time since October if Webster is ruled out.

Centre-back Webster has become a key figure in Millwall’s defence since the turn of the year, starting the last 28 games having been in and out of the side earlier in the season.

The 29-year-old former Yeovil player has formed a formidable central-defensive partnership with Mark Beevers as Millwall conceded just two goals in their last nine fixtures at The Den this season.

But manager Neil Harris may now have to plan without Webster this weekend.

“Byron came off with a strained hamstring so it’s not ideal preparation because he has been colossal for us in recent weeks and months,” Harris said.

“It’s going to be tough for him for Sunday, but we’ll give him every opportunity to make it.

“But if not then in Tony Craig, our club captain, and Sid Nelson, who has played really well this year, I’ve got players who can step into the position admirably.”

John Kelly