Millwall boss reveals Craig's desire to maintain run

NEIL Harris revealed skipper Tony Craig asked for a fitness test the morning of Millwall’s League One fixture at Gillingham on Saturday.

But Craig didn’t recover in time and that meant his run of being involved in 57 consecutive games came to an end before the 1-1 draw at Priestfield.

Shane Ferguson also missed out and both players will be assessed this week.

Harris said: “Tony got a dead leg [against Shrewsbury]. It’s really low down on his quad and his knee was really swollen. He got up [Saturday] and demanded a fitness test from the physio. He just failed the last bit, being able to sprint and twist and turn. It was a disappointment.

“Shane Ferguson has bruised ribs from a collision. He had to pull out of training [Friday].”

The result at Priestfield and Charlton’s win over Southend saw the Lions move back into the play-off places, and Harris is prepared for the race for the top six to go down to the last day, when his side are at Bristol Rovers, who are currently eighth.

“There are going to be so many twists and turns, it’ll go to the last weekend,” Harris said.

“With Scunthorpe winning, Bradford winning, all we can do is concentrate on ourselves and make sure what we do is right.

“With four games to go we’re in a play-off position and we have to make sure we stay there.”

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John Kelly

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