MILLWALL skipper Alan McLeary could be side lined
for up to a month after limping out of this Littlewoods
Cup tie with badly torn knee ligaments.
By Rob Bowden
Mcleary's untimely injury cast a shadow over another
stylish performance by Millwall, who dominated the
match for long spells but couldn’t turn their superiority
Tony Cascarino, Teddy Sheringham and George
Lawrence missed enough chances to make Tuesday
night’s second leg little more than a formality but Lions
manager John was still in a bubbly mood at the end.
"I learnt a lot about my side tonight, I learnt that
when we get it right we are going to score a of goals,"
"We were without Kevin O'Callaghan, Michael Marks,
Danis Salman and Nicky Coleman because of injury
and Steve Wood through suspension yet I was still able
to field a side that looked full of goals.”
Docherty has preached the need for goals from every
department during Millwall’s pre-season programme,
but even he must have been surprised when substitute
Darren Morgan popped up with the Lions 45th minute
Morgan,who came on for McLeary after a quarter of an
hour, had already shown a refreshing willingness to
run at Orient's well drilled defence.
And with fist half injury time ticking away the talented
young fullback showed his strikers how it should be
done, skipping past one challenge before planting a
20 yard drive into the bottom right hand corner.