Millwall boss gives updates on Tom Elliott and Ryan Leonard ahead of Charlton clash

TOM Elliott is working "incredibly hard" to recover from a hamstring injury, according to his boss Gary Rowett.

Elliott – who will turn 29 this Saturday when the Lions face Charlton – hasn't played since Millwall's 2-2 draw at Oxford in the second round of the EFL Cup in August when he went off with a hamstring problem in the 63rd minute.

Meanwhile there is still no definite return date for Ryan Leonard, who has been out since last month's 2-1 win over Leeds with knee ligament damage.

"With Ryan, the chats I've had with the medical staff is that he's making good progress," Rowett said. "It's difficult to put a timescale on it. Originally they looked at around Christmas.

"We'll probably know more over the next few weeks. It'll be good to get him back in the fold because he's been an important player.

"I don't think he's back anytime imminent.

"Tom's working incredibly hard, as are all the injured players. His was a hamstring injury. You can get quite quickly to 70 or 80 per cent of your running speed but it's always the last little bit that you have to be a little bit cautious on.

"Like most of the injured players he's desperate to get back involved."

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John Kelly