Preview: Nottingham Forest vs. Millwall

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MILLWALL look set to be boosted by the return of Darius Henderson, Liam Trotter and Jimmy Abdou ahead of their second crucial away fixture of the week.

However, the trio may have to settle for places on the bench following the Lions' impressive 3-0 away win against Peterborough at London Road on Tuesday night.

Boss Kenny Jackett will, however, continue to be without centre-half Shane Lowry. The former Aston Villa defender has been sidelined by an ankle injury and looks set to be unavailable for Saturday's match against Nottingham Forest.

Steve Mildenhall continues to struggle with a troublesome ankle injury and is expected to be unavailable for the trip to the City Ground. Youngster Ryan Allsop will retain his place on the bench as he continues to deputise for the absent Mildenhall.

Midfield pair Tamika Mkandawire and Therry Racon remain long-term absentees.

Forest welcome Millwall to the City Ground in the midst of an injury crisis. Striker Marcus Tudgay, midfielder Paul Anderson and defender George Elokobi are all doubts for the Reds, having sustained knocks during their 2-1 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night.

Tudgay and Anderson picked up groin and thigh injuries respectively during the warm-up before the game, whilst Elokobi was forced off with a hamstring problem in the second half.

Forest are, however, boosted by the return of defender Danny Higginbotham, who looks to have shaken off a hamstring injury that had ruled the Stoke City loanee out of the previous two fixtures.

Midfielder Jonathon Greening continues to struggle with an on-going ankle injury that will require surgery at the end of the season. Greening was an unused substitute against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night and looks likely to be available for selection in Forest's sixteen as he continues to play through the pain barrier.

Ishmael Miller, Matt Derbyshire, David McGoldrick, Chris Cohen and Radi Majewski, Marlon Harewood could all miss out.

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