Preview: Burnley vs. Millwall

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MILLWALL captain Paul Robinson is expected to start against Burnley on Saturday after fully recovering from an ankle injury.

With the Lions yet to keep a clean sheet this season, Robinson is likely to return to the first-team following his second-half substitute appearance against Brighton.

Winger Chris Taylor is unavailable following his red card in the defeat to the Seagulls. Taylor will serve a one-match ban and should return to the fold for Tuesday’s away trip to Bristol City.

Centre-halves Karleigh Osborne and Shane Lowry sustained slight niggles against Brighton but are expected to be available for selection.

Scott Malone has a slight groin strain but is also expected to be passed fit for the trip to Turf Moor. Fellow full-back Jack Smith could also be in line for a return to the match-day squad having overcome a thigh injury that has ruled him out since the opening-day defeat to Blackpool.

Striker Chris Wood is expected to lead the line for the Lions after making his full debut last week, while goalkeeper David Forde should retain his place in goal having returned to the first-team for the first time since March last Saturday.

Tamika Mkandawire completed ninety minutes for the U21 side in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory over Swansea and has travelled north with the rest of the squad.

Therry Racon and Shaun Batt were also featured for the development squad in midweek and will be pushing for first-team involvement against Burnley.

Winger Liam Feeney (ankle) and John Marquis (thigh) remain unavailable.

Burnley manager Eddie Howe is sweating on the fitness of captain Jason Shackell and winger Junior Stanislas, who have been recovering from knocks sustained in last weekend’s 2-1 away victory at Derby County.

The pair missed the midweek Capital One Cup defeat to Swindon Town and will be assessed prior to kick-off.

Midfielder Cameron Stewart and forward Martin Paterson should both return to the squad after sitting out in midweek.

Defender Michael Duff has fully recovered from an Achilles injury but striker Danny Ings is unavailable as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.

One-time Lions target Charlie Austin should lead the line for Burnley, having netted nine goals so far this season.

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