MILLWALL manager Neil Harris was pleased with the return of midfielder Jimmy Abdou after injury.
Abdou had missed the first two weeks of the new season after suffering a hamstring injury in pre-season but returned to action in Tuesday night’s 3-2 defeat to Barnsley.
Abdou played the whole game as the Lions fell to a third home defeat in little over a week, but manager Harris was full of praise for the fit-again midfielder.
“I’m delighted with Jim,” Harris said. “It’s great to have him back in the team and back into the fold.
“We certainly miss him when he isn't on the pitch. At times be looked a little bit rusty regaining the ball but the 90 minutes tonight will stand him in good stead for Saturday.
“He’s been big part of this amoxicillin club for a long time and we look like a better team when he is in it.”
Meanwhile, Harris revealed he took off Shane Ferguson as a precaution in the defeat to Lee Johnson’s Tykes, and he also gave an update on summer signing Joe Martin.
Ferguson came off holding his left hamstring but Harris said he is hoping the Newcastle loanee only had cramp ahead of Saturday’s trip to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United.
Harris said: “Shane Ferguson came off with a hamstring injury so we will have to see how he responds.
“Hopefully it’s just his hamstring cramping up, he certainly ran himself into the ground and couldn’t run any more so we had to adjust.
“Joe Martin isn't going to be available until next week.”