Ifill ruled out of Cup Clash

Last updated : 12 August 2003 By Neil Andrews
Paul Ifill has been ruled out of Millwall's Carling Cup clash with Oxford United tonight after picking up a minor knock in Saturday's opening day win over Wigan Athletic.

Manager Mark McGhee has decided to rest the midfielder in the hope that he will recover in time for the away match against Sunderland this weekend.

Ifill's absence will see new boy Noel Whelan come into the side for his full debut. Whelan started on the bench against Wigan due to a lack of match fitness and will be hoping to strike up a successful partnership with Neil Harris tonight.