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Lions wait on Frampton fitness

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Millwall are sweating on the results of an X-ray on the hand of Andrew Frampton ahead of the visit of MK Dons.

Frampton went off in Saturday's 1-1 FA Cup draw with non-league Staines after having his hand stamped on and if the scans reveal no fracture, the defender could start at the Den.

Danny Schofield was named on the bench at the weekend as he was struggling with flu in the build-up to the game, but he has now fully recovered and could earn a starting berth.

James Henry, who was ineligible for the clash against the Blue Square South side, has been struggling with a hamstring problem and only has an outside chance of making the game.

Boss Kenny Jackett has a host of other injuries to deal with, with Neil Harris (back), Gary Alexander (heel), Tony Craig (cheekbone), Zak Whitbread (hip), Scott Barron (ankle) and Pat O'Connor (cruciate) all crowding out the treatment room.

The Lions, who have not won in three league outings, will go level on points with the Dons if they can pick up three points.

MK Dons defender Mathias Doumbe will have a late fitness test ahead of the game.

Doumbe missed Saturday`s FA Cup win over Exeter with a hamstring pull but could make a rapid return at right-back if he proves his fitness to manager Paul Ince.

On-loan West Ham midfielder Nigel Quashie also comes back into contention after being ineligible to play in the FA Cup while Jermaine Easter will hope his late winner at the weekend will be enough to earn a recall to the starting XI.

Easter has found himself back on the bench in recent weeks thanks to the form of Sam Baldock, who has scored six times in the last five games.

Ince remains without long-term injury victims Jude Stirling (groin) and Sean O`Hanlon (knee) as the Dons look for a win to keep in the promotion picture.

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Andrew Frampton
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James Henry
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Nigel Quashie
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