Preview: Bristol City vs. Millwall

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MILLWALL are expected to be without defenders Paul Robinson and Karleigh Osborne for their match against Bristol City on Tuesday evening.

Robinson made his comeback from a troublesome ankle injury against Burnley on Saturday but was subsequently withdrawn at half-time with a groin strain.

Osborne missed the trip to Turf Moor with a calf problem and is rated as 50-50 to return to the squad to face the Robins – though even if he is passed fit, Danny Shittu is unlikely to be dropped to accommodate him.

Manager Kenny Jackett may recall defender Jack Smith to the starting line-up in light of Robinson's absence, with the former Watford man expected to slot in at left-back.

Winger Chris Taylor is available following his one match-suspension and should be named in the Lions squad.

Forward Darius Henderson is pushing for a recall to the first-team having netted the late equaliser in the draw against Burnley.

Winger Liam Feeney (ankle) and forward John Marquis (thigh) are both unavailable.

Bristol City host the Lions tomorrow without a recognised left-back in their ranks following injuries to Wolves loanee George Elokobi and youngster Joe Bryan

Defender Elokobi has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after sustaining an ankle injury, while Bryan is also unavailable with concussion.

The versatile Richard Foster is expected to continue as left-back for the foreseeable future.

Former Millwall midfielder Marvin Elliott is rated as 50-50 with a groin injury, while one-time Lion Jody Morris is expected to be named on the bench.

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