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Gary Rowett is hoping for good news on the injury front with Jed Wallace and Scott Malone – with both Millwall players set to undergo scans on their injuries.

Left wing-back Malone scored the opening goal in today’s 2-0 win over Hull City but then indicated shortly afterwards that he needed to come off after suffering an issue with his right hamstring.

Wallace missed the match entirely due to a problem with his quad.

“Scott looks like he has done his hamstring,” said Lions manager Rowett. “Jed and Scott are two big players for us.

“We’ll hope they are not too serious. I think both will be touch and go at this late stage of the season. If you pick up an injury that is any more than a mild grade one it probably rules you out for the rest of the time.

“We’ll probably get them both scanned.”

Richard Smallwood’s attempted clearance powerfully deflected back off Malone and past Tigers keeper Nathan Baxter in the 51st minute. Tom Bradshaw added a second soon after after Benik Afobe cushioned Dan Ballard’s long ball into his path.

Tom Bradshaw celebrates his goal

Baxter made some impressive saves to prevent the Lions running away with the contest before substitute Tom Eaves drove home an 87th minute goal that only proved to be a consolation.

“It was a poor time to concede – we looked really comfortable in the game up until that happened,” said Rowett. “They got a bit of fortune, like we did for the first goal, but he [Eaves] finishes it well.

“We saw the game out pretty comfortably in the end.

“The first half we didn’t play as well as we’d like. We didn’t show enough composure and movement off the ball. We became a little bit too predictable. But we have to remember Hull were five games unbeaten away from home. They are a very well set-up side. They move in unpredictable ways which makes it hard to get our pressing game higher up the pitch.

“In the second half we get a little bit of fortune with the ricochet for the goal and that settled the game down. From then on we looked like we would probably score three or four goals. Because we didn’t add to the two goals it gives the chance for the game to stay alive a bit longer.”