KENNY Jackett is hoping Danny Shittu will have recovered from both injury and illness in time to feature against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Shittu missed Millwall's FA Cup fifth round victory over Luton Town because of an ankle injury and had been given an outside chance of playing against Peterborough on Tuesday night.
But the Nigerian was absent again as Posh ran riot in a 5-1 victory at The Den, with Jackett revealing after the game that the 32-year-old had been kept away from the rest of the squad in recent days.
"Danny had flu on Monday and Tuesday which has kept him away from the club's training ground," Jackett said. "Danny has had an ankle injury but he has also had a bit of flu the past few days.
"That is why he hasn't been around. I think he will be okay by the weekend, that's the plan, but it very much depends on training on Wednesday and Thursday."