Preview: Portsmouth vs. Millwall

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MILLWALL are sweating on the fitness of top scorer Darius Henderson ahead of their crucial six-pointer at Portsmouth this evening.

Henderson unexpectedly missed Saturday’s 2-0 home victory against Hull City with a calf injury and is rated as doubtful for the trip to the south coast.

The Lions, however, emerged unscathed from their win over the Tigers with no new injury concerns reported and Kenny Jackett looks likely to name an unchanged eleven.

Midfielder Liam Trotter is expected to be unavailable once again, although could be back in first-team contention for the fixture against Leicester City as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury.

Tamika Mkandawire and Therry Racon remain unavailable for the remainder of the season.

Portsmouth defender Tal Ben Haim is still struggling with a calf injury, having missed his side's 2-2 draw against Southampton last weekend. Midfielder Joel Ward deputised in place of the Israeli and is expected to continue should he be absent once again.

Pompey will also be without midfielder George Thorne (ankle), striker Nwankwo Kanu (back) and Aaron Mokoena (ankle).

Frontman Dave Kitson will be looking to be involved again following his first appearance in a month against the Saints, having previously fallen out of favour.

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