Millwall fingers crossed for Hutch as Pearce can't face Derby County

MILLWALL are hoping Shaun Hutchinson is fit to face Derby County on Wednesday – with Alex Pearce ineligible to face his parent club.

Pearce (above) started in the 1-0 FA Cup fifth-round win at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

Hutchinson, who has been struggling with a neck problem, came on in injury-time to help the Lions see the game out.

Under the terms of his loan agreement Pearce can’t face the Rams. If Hutchinson isn’t fit to start at Pride Park Murray Wallace could switch to centre-back with Shane Ferguson or James Meredith coming in at left-back.

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John Kelly