Millwall boss Harris hopeful Webster will be fit for final

© Millwall FC
© Millwall FC

MILLWALL will check on the fitness of centre-back Byron Webster ahead of the Sky Bet League One play-off final with Barnsley at Wembley next Sunday.

Webster limped off in the 92nd minute of the 1-1 draw with Bradford at The Den on Friday night that secured an aggregate 4-2 win for the Lions.

Millwall boss Neil Harris brought on club captain Tony Craig for the last few minutes of added time but he is hopeful 29-year-old Webster will be fit for the final.

“His hamstring was tight at the end of the game and there was a little bit of cramp,” Harris  explained. “We’ll have to see but are hopeful it was just a little bit of cramp.

“He wasn’t able to sprint but was able to challenge in the air. Every time he landed his hamstring was cramping so do you leave him out there or do you give the opportunity to the club captain who has played 300 games for Millwall?

“When you can turn to him and bring him on what a benefit that is for me.”

Harris also paid tribute to Webster and his central defensive partner Mark Beevers for their performances in both legs against the Bantams.

“Byron has been excellent,” Harris said. “He has turned into a really good leader in the dressing room, he’s a good character.

“I thought the whole team has been outstanding over two legs but my centre-halves have had to deal with a lot of balls in the air, a lot of direct play. Over the course of the two games my centre-halves came out on top.”

John Kelly