Preview: Millwall vs. Hull City

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MILLWALL have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s home fixture against Hull City.

Lions manager Kenny Jackett has the same group of players that travelled to Cardiff last weekend to select from, and may be tempted to name an unchanged line-up.

Leading marksman Darius Henderson will be pushing for a recall to the starting eleven, having been dropped to the bench for the trip to South Wales, and is likely to replace Harry Kane up front.

However, Millwall continue to be without midfielder Liam Trotter who continues his recovery from a thigh injury sustained a month ago at Nottingham Forest.

With Trotter unavailable for the foreseeable future and loanee Nick Montgomery having returned to Sheffield United due to injury, the Lions remain short in the central midfield area.

Tamika Mkandawire will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery for a second time this campaign, meaning Jackett will once again call upon Josh Wright and Jimmy Abdou to face the Tigers.

Hull City travel to The Den with manager Nicky Barmby facing significant defensive problems. Skipper Jack Hobbs ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments against Coventry last Saturday, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.

Hobbs' defensive partner Joe Dudgeon will also miss the rest of the campaign with a hamstring injury, while centre-half James Chester (hamstring) also looks likely to miss Saturday’s fixture.

The Tigers will be without midfield talisman Robert Koren, who is struggling with a troublesome hamstring niggle, although former Lions loanee Jay Simpson looks likely to be included in Barmby's match-day squad.

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