Preview: Millwall vs. Cardiff City

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MILLWALL will give a late fitness test to captain Paul Robinson ahead of Cardiff City's visit to The Den on Tuesday evening.

Robinson made his first appearance of the season against Hull City at the weekend but was replaced by Danny Shittu after suffering an ankle injury during the second-half.

Should Robinson miss out, either Karleigh Osborne or Shittu will deputise in his place at centre-back – with right-back Alan Dunne expected to return to the starting line-up after impressing as a substitute at the KC Stadium.



The Lions welcome new signing Chris Wood into their match-day squad following his arrival from West Brom on a two-month youth loan, but full-back Jack Smith is unlikely to feature.

Smith has returned to training following a thigh injury but is not scheduled to return until the match against Brighton on Saturday. Tamika Mkandawire is also training again but is unlikely to be involved with the first-team squad for the foreseeable future.

Winger Liam Feeney and striker John Marquis both remain unavailable with ankle and thigh injuries respectively.



Cardiff City could rest star forward Craig Bellamy for their visit to The Den. The Wales international, who scored on Saturday in a 2-1 victory against Leeds United, has been struggling with a calf injury and is still not fully fit.

Centre-back Ben Turner is unavailable through injury meaning the Bluebirds will stick with Matt Connolly and Mark Hudson in defence.

Rudy Gestede (knee), Robert Earnshaw (heel) and former Lion loanee Stephen McPhail (hamstring) are all sidelined.

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