Millwall V Burnley at The Den : Match Preview

18 January 2013 02:31
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Tyson packs a punch for Lions

Millwall are set to add Nathan Tyson to their squad for the visit of Burnley.

Boss Kenny Jackett has signed the striker from Championship rivals Derby on loan for the rest of the season.

Tyson is likely to start on the bench after fellow forward Andy Keogh recovered from a broken toe in time to face - and score against - Bolton last weekend.

Jackett will be without wingers Scott Malone (back) and Liam Feeney (hamstring), while defender Shane Lowry is suspended.

Skipper Paul Robinson is also unavailable, but he is now back in training.

The centre-half has been sidelined for the majority of the season with a pelvic injury but is finally closing in on a return to action.

Burnley will once again be without top scorer Charlie Austin.

Austin has not played for the Clarets since sustaining a hamstring problem in the opening stages of the 1-0 home defeat to Leicester three weeks ago.

Defender Ben Mee (knee) also remains absent, but forward Martin Paterson and midfielder Chris McCann from hamstring complaints of their own.

Danny Lafferty has deputised in Mee's absence at left-back over the past six weeks and boss Sean Dyche is impressed with the Northern Ireland international.

"I think it's fair to say he's performed well," Dyche told the Lancashire Telegraph. "He's still learning. He's had a couple of ups and downs and periods in games when he's gone quiet, but generally he's performed well.

"He's served us well and served himself and the team well really in Ben's absence. Ben's going to be looking at that now, but that's healthy for the squad."

Fellow defender Kevin Long may miss out after hurting his ankle in gym session this week but midfielder Brian Stock is back from suspension.

Source: PA

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