Millwall manager Gary Rowett has told South London Press that Mason Bennett is ready to feature following his January move from Derby County.

The Lions signed Bennett from Derby on loan until the end of the season.

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Bennett has been out of action since picking up an injury during Derby’s 1-0 win over Preston North End back in November.

But now Rowett believes he is ready to make his return this coming weekend.

Mason Bennett trained on Friday and got through it fine. He would have been involved in the Fulham game had he not picked up a knock. If Mase gets through this week okay then he’ll certainly be involved at the weekend. He’s been really unfortunate. The challenge was always going to be getting him fit.

Mason Bennett has had a history of struggles with fitness.

Since making his Derby County debut aged 15, the wide attacker has only completed the full 90 minutes in two of his 80 plus appearances with the Rams.

 

Bennett’s best campaign at Pride Park came last season. He posted three goals and four assists in 33 Championship games as Derby reached the playoff final.

The 23-year-old’s popularity, however, took a turn following the drink-driving incident.

Bennett will be looking to make a fresh start at Millwall. With his contract at Derby expiring this summer, he has suggested he could make the move permanent.

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Millwall take on Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium this coming weekend.

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