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Millwall V Leeds at The Den : Match Preview

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17 Nov 2012 14:01:26

Millwall V Leeds at The Den : Match Preview

Millwall V Leeds - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Return of the mack for Leeds

Millwall are set to be without top scorer Darius Henderson for the visit of Leeds.

The former Sheffield United striker is still struggling with the hamstring strain which forced him to miss last weekend's victory over Derby.

Winger James Henry is also a doubt after he too missed the Rams game with a hamstring problem.

Andy Keogh and Liam Feeney came in for Henderson and Henry, and both scored in the Lions' 2-1 win so they should keep their places.

Skipper Paul Robinson remains sidelined by a pelvic problem which will keep him out for another month.

John Marquis is recovering from a groin op but fellow forward Shaun Batt is fit after a calf injury and scored for the reserves in midweek.

Leeds striker Ross McCormack is in line for a shock return ahead of their trip to Millwall.

The Scotland international has been sidelined since defeat to Cardiff on September 15 where he suffered a serious ankle injury but has returned ahead of schedule to boost Neil Warnock's depleted squad.

The Whites travel without midfield pair Michael Brown and Rudy Austin, plus suspended defender Jason Pearce for the clash.

Jamaica international Austin cracked a bone in his ankle in last week's 6-1 home defeat to Watford and is expected to be sidelined until after Christmas, while Brown sits out an automatic one-game ban after reaching five yellow cards.

Centre-half Pearce was shown a straight red card against Watford for his tackle on Matej Vydra and begins a three-match suspension after Leeds lost their appeal, so Tom Lees, who played the full 90 minutes in England Under-21s' 2-0 win over Northern Ireland in midweek after shaking off an eye injury, is expected to return to the starting line-up.

Patrick Kisnorbo, back in contention in recent weeks following a long-term knee injury, could also figure in manager Neil Warnock's plans.

Winger Ryan Hall is pushing for his first start after making his second appearance off the substitutes' bench last week and striker Luciano Becchio is hoping to return as Leeds chase their first league win in seven matches.


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