Neil Harris has confirmed that Jiri Skalak’s injury isn’t as bad as first feared.

The midfielder was substituted in the first half of Millwall’s 4-0 defeat at Fulham last Wednesday and early signs were that it was ligament damage.

Harris however has since received good news regarding the 27-year-old, but admits Tuesday’s EFL Cup trip to Oxford has come to soon for the former Brighton man.

“Jiri’s had a scan on his heel, his foot, the bottom part of the leg,” Harris told News at Den.

“He’s just got some bruising to the heel area.

“He’s still not able to put full weight through his foot so he’s not available for Tuesday.

“There’s an outside chance for Saturday and the good news is it doesn’t look anything serious.

“We’re hopeful for Saturday but if not then then after the international break.”


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The injury to Skalak will come as a bitter blow to the Czech international who's been trying to kick-start his Lions career after a disappointing 2018/19 campaign.

The tie at Fulham was his first league start since November 2018 and he hoped to force his way into Harris first team plans.

“I really fancied him to push on and do well,” Harris continued.

“With Jed [Wallace’s] suspension Jiri rightly thought he could have a run of games.”

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One man who will be in the squad to face Oxford on Tuesday night is Tom Elliott.

The striker has not featured for the Lions this season after picking up a hamstring strain during pre-season.

There had been rumours the former AFC Wimbledon man was being lined up for a move to Ipswich before the deadline for League One and Two teams passes.


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