Millwall's Moro should be back at Reading – but Cahill faces wait for second debut

STEVE Morison should be available for Millwall’s trip to Reading at the weekend.

Morison missed the 0-0 draw against Derby County on Tuesday night through illness, with Shaun Hutchinson wearing the skipper’s armband in his absence.

Lions boss Neil Harris will be hoping Morison is recovered for the clash against the Royals, with Tim Cahill still someway short of match fitness.

“Morison’s got a viral infection. I can’t remember him ever missing a game through illness,” Harris said.

“It was a shame because he would have played a big role for us. When you’re missing one of your natural leaders you need people to step up and I thought Shaun Hutchinson was outstanding.”

Cahill trained on Tuesday, with the other new January recruits Jason Shackell and Harry Toffolo.

Harris is looking forward to having Cahill available as Millwall look to consolidate their Championship place in the closing months of the season.

“He’s a goal-scorer,” Harris said. “Derby have made three attacking subs, brought three internationals on the pitch. That’s where we didn’t have the strength in depth but we will have, if not raring to go Saturday then certainly in the coming weeks.

“Timmy’s not going to be fit for a couple of weeks. He’s not done a lot in the last seven weeks since he left playing in Oz. We have to be patient with him but bringing him in has given us a big lift in the transfer window.”

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John Kelly