Preview: Doncaster vs. Millwall

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MILLWALL travel to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on fellow Championship strugglers Doncaster sweating on the fitness of skipper Paul Robinson.

With Shane Lowry already sidelined, boss Kenny Jackett could be without his two first choice centre-halves as Robinson tries to overcome an ankle knock sustained in Saturday's 3-2 home defeat to Southampton.

The Lions captain will be assessed ahead of tonight's fixture and if absent, left-back Tony Craig will be the likely candidate to step-in to partner Darren Ward in the heart of defence.

Millwall continue to be without midfielder Liam Trotter, who is nursing a troublesome thigh injury. Jackett has suggested it could be three-to-four weeks before Trotter becomes available for first-team affairs again.

The absence of Trotter has forced the Lions boss to once again dip into the loan market, bringing in Sheffield United midfielder Nick Montgomery until the end of the season yesterday.

However, Montgomery may have to settle for a place on the bench as Jackett looks likely to stick with the same midfield duo of Jimmy Abdou and Josh Wright following their solid performances against Southampton.

Leeds loanee Maik Taylor should retain his place in the Millwall line-up following his debut against the Saints.

Doncaster centre-half Shelton Martis is set to miss out after picking up an injury on his comeback appearance at the weekend, although full-back Tommy Spurr could continue in defence despite nursing a broken hand.

However, Doncaster remain without skipper Brian Stock (groin), midfielder Martin Woods (knee), ex-Lion George Friend (knee) and forward Habib Bamogo (hamstring).

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