Three Millwall strikers set to sit out Southend friendly

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ANDY Keogh, Darius Henderson and Shaun Batt will not take part in Millwall's friendly against Southend United tonight, the club has said.

Batt is struggling with a hamstring injury and missed the 3-2 win at Exeter City over the weekend as a result, but the striker could play in a reserve fixture at Bromley next Saturday.

Henderson, who appeared as a second-half substitute at St James Park, is also thought to be carrying a small niggle.

Keogh, meanwhile, is set to link up with the Republic of Ireland squad for a friendly against Serbia next week and is being rested, having featured in every of the Lions' summer games so far.

However, defender Shane Lowry will travel with the squad to Roots Hall and could make his return from a groin injury.

Speaking ahead of the game, assistant manager Joe Gallen told Lions Player: "It will be a good game for us and a test to finish our pre-season. Southend are a good side at home.

"This match will give us a chance to get our preparations right for the Crawley and Blackpool games next week."



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