Millwall's Fergie trains as club keep an eye on injury ahead of Forest fixture

SHANE Ferguson is back in training and could be in contention to face Nottingham Forest on Friday if he comes through the week without a setback.

Ferguson, 28, has been struggling with a knee cartilage problem and hasn’t played for his club since Gary Rowett’s second game in charge, the 2-1 defeat at Reading on November 2.

Ferguson played 90 minutes in Northern Ireland’s 6-1 loss to Germany in a Euro 2020 qualification fixture on November 19 but has missed the Lions’ last four games.

“Fergie had a little bit of damage to the cartilage that he’s had previously and been able to manage,” Rowett said.

“The specialist told us to let it settle down for a few days. It’s settled down and he went and trained [Monday]. He felt okay.

“It’s whether when he comes in [Tuesday] has it reacted, has it swelled up, or is it okay? He’ll probably train again [Tuesday] and it will be over a week or two when we’ll see if he can manage it.

“Some players don’t feel it and get through it and it’s fine. Other players respond in a negative way and will have to have an operation.”

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John Kelly