Millwall boss explains absences of pair – and looks ahead to Luton and 'huge' Leeds game

JASON McCarthy and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson are doubts for Millwall's trip to Luton Town on Wednesday night.

The Lions pair missed the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield on Saturday.

"Jason McCarthy has got a bruised toe," Millwall boss Neil Harris said. "We had a real tough week. Some players were carrying knocks [Saturday] that the physios and the doctors have done great to get them out there.

"There has been a little bit of sickness as well, so we were a little patched-up. That's why I'm really pleased with a lot of elements of the game. I wasn't too critical of the players when were poor in the second half at times considering it's been a tough week for us with injuries and illness, so credit to them.

"Jon Dadi has been ill. We've had quite a lot knocks and illness and at one stage we were only going to bring 15 or 16 players with the young lad [Tyler Burey]. The lads have stepped up and some made decisions [Saturday] morning that they were good to travel. You want that from players, but Jon is really struggling. We will have to see how he goes ahead of Wednesday."

Millwall are still looking for a first away win of the season after their draw at The John Smith's Stadium.

Harris added: "We haven't won a game we quite fancied winning, we thought it would be a good game for us coming here so the positive is we've got a point.

"I'm fully aware we've not won again and the critics will label that at my team. However, I think the reality is really settling in now that every point we gain this year, we are going to have to work for.

"I've said that to the players, we have to earn every point. We've got a tough game at Luton who have had a good result [beating Blackburn] and a huge game at a sold-out Den for Leeds United going into the international break.

"So I take it as a point gained and we'll build on that momentum for Luton on Wednesday night."

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John Kelly