Millwall attacker’s absence explained after 2-0 victory at Watford – South London News

Gary Rowett has revealed that Mason Bennett missed the 2-0 win over Watford with a calf injury.

Bennett missed out for Millwall alongside Scott Malone, who was also absent from the Lions bench.

Rowett was boosted by the return of Benik Afobe, who was fit enough to return to the bench. However, the former Stoke striker, who was linked with a move to Watford in the summer, was an unused substitute at Vicarage Road.

The Lions boss said: “Benno just got a little niggle, he’ll be out for a week or two. I think it’s his calf.

“Scotty is ill, he’s been really ill for three or four days. That’s why Benik went on the bench today.

“To be fair to Benik, a couple of days ago he said ‘I know I’m probably a couple of weeks away but I feel like I can give you something off the bench if you need me’. I think that was why today I didn’t use him, normally I would’ve been chucking him on with 10 or 15 to go minimum.

“I just felt that there was no point in taking that risk. He’s a huge player for us and the fact that he wanted to step up and do that, it shows a massive commitment to the group and I really appreciate him making himself available.”

Recommended For You