Millwall V Preston at The Den : Match Preview

04 January 2013 02:01
Millwall V Preston - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Duo available for Lions

Danny Shittu and Adam Smith are available for Millwall's FA Cup clash with Preston.

The Nigerian FA have allowed Shittu to stay with the Lions this weekend ahead of the African Cup of Nations, while fellow defender Smith has been given permission to play in the cup by parent club Tottenham.

Kenny Jackett's squad could also be bolstered by the return of winger Scott Malone, who suffered a back injury at Cardiff last month.

Midfielder Tamika Mkandawire has returned from his loan spell at Southend and is also available for selection.

But winger Chris Taylor (knee) and striker Andy Keogh (broken toe) look set to miss out again along with skipper Paul Robinson, who is still recovering from a pelvic problem.

Graham Westley will once again patch up the walking wounded among his Preston squad.

Nicky Wroe returned to the starting line-up against Hartlepool on New Year's Day despite a persistent knee complaint and helped North End to their first npower League One win for nine matches, although the former Torquay midfielder did miss a first-half penalty.

Jack King climbed off his sickbed to help the victory effort although Lee Holmes (groin) remains out.

Bailey Wright sustained a head injury at Victoria Park and could join fellow defenders Paul Huntington, Scott Laird (broken leg) and Keith Keane (knee) on the sidelines.

"We only had 13 on the training ground on Thursday morning and there are a few rated 50/50, so there probably won't be too many more available for the weekend," Westley told Preston's official website.

Chelsea youngster Todd Kane is available for the final time before his loan spell expires, while Anthony Elding has returned to Grimsby.

Source: PA

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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