Preview: Millwall vs. Bolton

© Edmund Boyden

NEW signing Mark Beevers is expected to go straight into the Millwall side to face Bolton at The Den on Saturday.

Beevers has joined on a 28-day emergency loan from Sheffield Wednesday and his arrival comes as a timely boost for manager Kenny Jackett, who has defensive worries.

Skipper Paul Robinson is unavailable and will see a specialist about a troublesome groin injury that could rule him out for up to two months. The Lions captain has yet to complete ninety minutes this season.



Fellow centre-half Shane Lowry is also absent as he serves a one-match ban after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

Karleigh Osborne remains sidelined with a calf injury but resumed light outdoor rehab this week.

Otherwise, the Lions have no new injury problems ahead of Saturday’s fixture. Frontman Darius Henderson looks likely to retain his place in the starting line-up following his second goal in as many games at Ashton Gate.



Striker Andy Keogh will be pushing for a recall after his late cameo against the Robins, while winger Chris Taylor will be hoping to make his first league start after a lively second-half appearance.

Winger Liam Feeney (ankle) and forward John Marquis (thigh) are continuing their recovery from their respective injuries, although both remain weeks rather than days away from comebacks.

Bolton  will assess the fitness of former Liverpool strike David Ngog ahead of their trip to The Den. Ngog, who netted in Bolton’s cup win against Millwall last season, has been struggling with a hamstring problem.

Former Lions target Benik Afobe should retain his place in attack, having made a quick recovery from a groin injury last week, but defender Marcus Alonso is sidelined with a leg injury.

Former Lions loanee Kevin Davies should lead the line for the Trotters having netted four goals so far this season.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *