Millwall shorn of Williams for Reading clash



Posted Friday, January 17, 2020 by PA

Millwall shorn of Williams for Reading clash

Millwall will be without midfielder Shaun Williams through suspension for the Sky Bet Championship clash against Reading.

Williams was shown a straight red card during the goalless draw at Stoke, so starts a three-game ban. Shane Ferguson could be drafted into the team as cover.

Forward Aiden O’Brien has been back in training after missing the Stoke match because of an ankle problem, so should be involved.

Midfielder Ryan Leonard is stepping up his rehabilitation after being out since October with a knee injury, while midfielder Ben Thompson is recovering from ankle surgery.

Reading boss Mark Bowen reported no fresh selection concerns ahead of the trip to south London.

The Royals sent out a relatively inexperienced starting XI for the midweek FA Cup replay win over Blackpool, with defender Tom McIntyre returning from injury as goals from Lucas Boye and Jordan Obita secured a place in round four.

Forward Sone Aluko, back at the club following a loan spell at Beijing Renhe, came on as a late substitute and could be involved again along with fit-again George Puscas.

Defender Andy Yiadom continues to recover from a knee problem which has sidelined him since early December.

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