Preview: Millwall vs. Huddersfield Town

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MILLWALL are sweating on the fitness of three players ahead of their home fixture against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Winger James Henry is rated as doubtful to play by manager Kenny Jackett, having been struggling with a tight hamstring for the last two weeks.

Henry was hopeful of training during the latter stages of this week and he will be assessed by the club's medical staff prior to tomorrow’s match.



Centre-half Karleigh Osborne is also a doubt after picking up a niggle prior to the midweek draw with Birmingham City.

Attacker Shaun Batt strained a calf during training on Monday, although he is expected to recover in time to face the Terriers with Jackett describing his injury as a ‘minimal’ one.

The Lions are expected to be without full-back Jack Smith, who sustained a muscle injury in the first-half against the Blues and was subsequently replaced at half-time by Shane Lowry.



Jackett does have options at left-back with either Lowry or Scott Malone set to deputise in Smith’s absence.

Captain Paul Robinson remains sidelined with a pelvic injury, while John Marquis continues his recovery from a thigh problem.

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson says he is unlikely to make wholesale changes to his side, despite their 3-1 defeat away at Peterborough United on Tuesday.

One-time Lions target Joel Lynch will be pushing for a recall to the starting eleven, having been unavailable in recent weeks due to injury and suspension.

Winger Adam Hammill may be handed a start having impressed during his substitute appearance in midweek, in which he netted his first goal for the Terriers.

Huddersfield will, however, be without midfielder Oscar Gobern who remains a long-term absentee with an ankle injury.

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