By Pranav Shahaney

11th Sep, 2023 | 6:10pm

Millwall handed injury blow ahead of EFL Championship clash v Leeds United

Millwall goalkeeper Matija Sarkic remains a doubt for the EFL Championship clash against Leeds United on Sunday (17 September) at the Den.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported on Monday (11 September) that Gary Rowett is hoping that the Montenegro international is fit in time for the game.

The 26-year-old has been the first choice keeper for the London outfit, playing every minute of every league this season.

“Matty picked up a quad injury in the week leading up to the Birmingham game,” Rowett told the South London Press.

“He got through the game fine but felt sore off the back of it. We’re assessing that and trying to work out if it is a short-term injury or something a little bit more sinister. Hopefully, it is not too serious. It’s disappointing he’s felt it because his form has been excellent – saving the penalty against Birmingham was an additional moment where you can see the quality he has.”

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Not having their first-choice keeper in goal certainly puts the hosts at a massive disadvantage for this one.

Leeds will also have most if not all their new signings right up to speed and now will be a perfect time to start judging them.

Djed Spence is expected to come into the team and the same can be said about Glen Kamara as well.

It remains to be seen if Georginio Rutter continues to lead the line as Joel Piroe appears a much better fit there, rather than as a number 10.

Should Sarkic be unavailable for the Lions, Bart Bialkowski and Connal Trueman are the alternatives for Rowett.

It’s going to be an interesting battle and hopefully, Leeds have what it takes to register their second straight away win and climb up the table.

In other Leeds United news, an Injury Expert has revealed a silver lining emerges as a Leeds player will be ruled out until October amid a recent revelation.