Injury to Edwards won't affect Millwall's transfer plans

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CARLOS Edwards has suffered a fresh injury setback and could miss both legs of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final against Oxford.  

The 37-year-old defender left the pitch in the 68th minute in the 2-1 defeat to Barnsley last Saturday with a hamstring injury, with midfielder Jimmy Abdou pressed into action at right-back.

Shaun Cummings is also a doubt for the League One clash with Oldham next Saturday, leaving manager Neil Harris short of options on the right side of his defence.

Abdou it likely to fill the position if Cummings doesn’t recover on time, and Harris also has the option of Sid Nelson, who played there when Edwards was forced off in the JPT win over Plymouth in November.

Mahlon Romeo, 20, signed from Gillingham in the summer, is the only other right-back available and has been named in the matchday squad this season, but he has yet to make his senior competitive debut.

However, Harris says the problems at right-back won’t alter his January transfer plans.

“Carlos is definitely going to be out for a period of time, he’s pulled his hamstring. He’s going to be out for a number of weeks,” Harris said.

“Shaun has recovered well in the last few days so we’ll monitor him in the next couple of days to see if he can make the weekend or not.

“But we won’t be looking to bring anybody in.”

John Kelly