Midfielder blow for Millwall – and Hutch a doubt for Nottingham Forest clash

SHAUN Hutchinson is a doubt for next Friday evening’s Championship fixture against Nottingham Forest at The Den.

Millwall boss Gary Rowett has also revealed Ryan Leonard could be out for longer than anticipated. The midfielder was expected to be back around the Christmas period.

Hutchinson missed Millwall’s 1-1 draw against Birmingham City with a rib injury.

Rowett said: “Sometimes it takes a while to settle. It might settle next week, it might take longer than that.

“I was really pleased because we had some difficult things to navigate during the week. We’d lots of players injured, Shaun Hutchinson being unavailable, Shane Ferguson being unavailable, Ryan Leonard looking like he’s not going to come back as quickly as we thought.

“But the players who went out there once again gave a really good performance full of character.

“One thing you can guarantee is whichever group of players goes out we’re going to give it everything we’ve got.

“The character is absolutely unquestionable.”

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John Kelly