TOM Bradshaw is set to return to Millwall training by the end of the season – but it will be 2019-20 before he returns to competitive action.
Bradshaw is recovering from knee ligament damage and recently started light running on a treadmill.
After he was injured against Brentford on November 3, Millwall boss Neil Harris wasn’t sure if the striker would return for the start of pre-season training.
But Bradshaw’s progress means he is on course for the beginning of next season’s preparations at the end of June.
Harris said: “He’ll be out on the training pitch before the end of the season, but won’t be in a match-day squad.
“He’ll be on the start line with all the boys on the first day of pre-season training.”
Meanwhile, Harris insisted Millwall were not looking at the rest of the season in terms of a relegation battle.
The Lions are in the bottom six with just 12 games left this season.
After Norwich this weekend, Millwall face relegation rivals Bolton Wanderers. There is a daunting looking run of games in April, with Harris’ side facing West Brom, QPR, Sheffield United, Brentford, Aston Villa and Stoke.
Harris said: “We don’t so much look at the bigger picture, we look at each game on its merits. We want to try to win every game.
“We just need to keep amassing points, that’s all we can do.”
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