Millwall close to full strength for Charlton clash

STEVE Morison and Shaun Hutchinson should be in contention to face Charlton on Wednesday.

Morison missed eight games before making his comeback as a half-time substitute in the 3-0 defeat at Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Hutchinson was out for seven games before playing 90 minutes at Glanford Park.

“There’s stiffness, tiredness, as you’d expect,” Lions boss Neil Harris said. “Moro trained and had just come back into the squad and we didn’t expect him to play 45 minutes, but it was necessary at the time to try to get back into the game.

“We’ll see how he progresses in training on Monday and Tuesday to see if he’s available to start or make an impact off the bench.

“With Hutch, it was only his third start of the season so we have to be mindful whether he can go Saturday-Wednesday. There is an element of risk involved in pushing him again, but I was really pleased with him at the weekend and it’s certainly good to have him back in the squad.”

Harris will also make a late decision on Byron Webster as the defender struggles with a hamstring problem.

He said: “Byron Webster is 50/50, that would be a fair assessment. It’ll be touch and go but he’s desperate to be involved.

“Obviously I want as many of the boys to be available as possible for the local derby. It really will be a decision based on whether he can get through training and if he can then he’s available and if not he’ll be ruled out for a period of time.”

Meanwhile Harry Smith, who missed the Scunthorpe game after a bereavement, is also a doubt for the south London derby.

John Kelly

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