Jackett hopeful Millwall striker will be fit for Palace derby

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KENNY Jackett says he is hopeful that Millwall striker Andy Keogh will recover from concussion in time to face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Keogh has been forced to return early from international duty with the Republic of Ireland following a nasty clash of heads in training – an injury that has ruled him out of a World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands tomorrow.

The 26-year-old reported to the Lions training ground on Monday morning and was assessed by physio Bobby Bacic.

"Andy has been for an x-ray, and our medical staff believe there is cause for optimism," Jackett told the club's official site.

"While the radiologist will have the final say, we are hopeful that things will settle down over the next couple of days and we can then assess the situation later in the week.

"At this stage, the news is by no means conclusive but the signs do appear to be positive."

It was later confirmed that Keogh's scan had come back clear and that the frontman will be assessed further over the next 48 hours.

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