Millwall V Birmingham at The Den : Match Preview

22 October 2012 03:31
Millwall V Birmingham - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Keogh boost for Lions Kenny Jackett is likely to welcome back Andy Keogh to the Millwall squad ahead of the visit of Birmingham. Keogh missed the weekend draw with Crystal Palace after suffering concussion while on international duty with Ireland but is expected to be passed fit. But James Henry is not going to be risked. The winger was sidelined at the weekend with a tight hamstring and will be left out against Birmingham, but is expected to be fit by the weekend. Paul Robinson is the only other absentee for Jackett. The veteran defender is sidelined with a pelvic injury and is not expected to return to training for another six weeks. Millwall are looking to extend their unbeaten run to five games, after a sequence of one win and three draws in their last four outings. Peter Lovenkrands has become the latest addition to Birmingham's injury troubles while Jonathan Spector also misses out through suspension. Lovenkrands scored the opener in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leicester before being forced off shortly after the hour mark with what has been confirmed as a torn groin, ruling him out against the Lions and Saturday's trip to Leeds. Versatile midfielder Spector was given his marching orders in injury time for a second yellow card and now serves a one-match ban, while Morgaro Gomis, on the periphery of manager Lee Clark's plans, has also been struck down with a thigh problem. Nikola Zigic serves the second game of his three-match suspension, while Stephen Carr (knee), Paul Caddis (shoulder), Pablo Ibanez (broken toe), Akwasi Asante (hamstring) and Ben Gordon (knee) all remain sidelined. One bright note for Blues is the inclusion of new signing Papa Bouba Diop in their travelling party after the former West Ham midfielder was deemed not yet ready to be included against the Foxes.

Source: PA