Millwall boss Neil Harris is happy with his midfield options following an injury to star man Shaun Williams.

Williams is unlikely to feature again this year after suffering a knee problem in the 2-1 win over Reading last week.

The former MK Dons man has been instrumental in his side’s strong start to the Championship campaign.

But his injury now leaves George Saville, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Ben Thompson battling for a starting berth in the Lions’ midfield.

Thompson, 21, has only featured in cup games and has failed to make some of Millwall’s match-day squads this season.

And Harris says the Lions academy graduate, who played 47 times last term, is waiting patiently for his chance.

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He said: “There's an opportunity for other people [in Williams’ absence].

“Ryan Tunnicliffe came in on Saturday and I thought he acquitted himself very well.

“He's not had a lot of time in a Millwall shirt, so it's going to take him time to learn, but with the break coming up, we can get some good messages into him.

“Ben Thompson has been chomping at the bit, also, on the back of a couple of successful years here.

“He's a young lad and he is waiting for his opportunity as well. We've certainly got players that can come in and fill the void.”