Preview: Millwall vs. Leicester City

© Alan Stanford
© Alan Stanford

MILLWALL will be without Darius Henderson for the visit of Leicester City to The Den after the striker suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Henderson, who has been absent since the 0-0 draw at Watford in November, had been expected to return against Ipswich Town last weekend but broke down in training and remains sidelined for Saturday's match.

Otherwise, manager Kenny Jackett has no other injury concerns and is expected to stick with the same side that was beaten 3-0 at Portman Road.

Liam Trotter and James Henry, who returned to the starting line-up against the Tractor Boys, both have a full week of training under their belts and are fully fit.

Captain Paul Robinson (pelvis) and John Marquis (groin) are expected to be back in action in the New Year, although Jackett has expressed his desire to send the latter out on loan.

Leicester striker Martyn Waghorn has been ruled out after having his appendix removed this week. Sean St Ledger, who is struggling with a hamstring injury, is also sidelined.

However, the Foxes welcome back former England international David Nugent, who is available having overcome a slipped disk in his neck.

Former Lions Zak Whitbread and Lloyd Dyer should both play a part, with Whitbread likely to start in central defence.

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