Harris: Having TC back fit is a "big thing" for Millwall

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MILLWALL boss Neil Harris believes the club have been “fortunate” with the low number of injuries that has affected their progress this season.

Harris could welcome Tony Craig back into his matchday squad at Coventry this weekend, with Shaun Cummings the only first-team player currently on the treatment table.

Craig played 90 minutes for the U21 side against Barnsley last Monday and reported no problems as he moves closer to a competitive senior return.

That leaves Harris with almost a full squad to choose from for the clash with the Sky Blues, with just five fixtures remaining in the regular league season.

And the Lions manager admitted he is relieved that his team selections haven’t been disrupted by a high injury rate this campaign.

“We’ve been fortunate,” Harris said. “Tony was an impact one, Shaun Cummings is out long term.

“Jimmy Abdou got an impact injury and Ed Upson a muscle one against Peterborough, but we’ve been in a good place this year.

“It has been a long five months for Tony and he wants to play as quickly as possible, but we won’t rush him. Having him back fit and involved is a big thing for him, and it’s big for us having our club captain available.”