Millwall Vs Bristol Rovers, Mon 28 Dec 2009

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Jack Smith and Dave Martin return to the Millwall squad for the visit of Bristol Rovers.

Defender Smith and winger Martin missed the Boxing Day defeat at Norwich due to one-match suspensions having been booked five times this season.

Smith faces competition from Tony Craig (cheekbone) and Scott Barron (ankle) to regain his place after both returned from injuries at Carrow Road.

Martin could replace either Danny Schofield or Lewis Grabban in the starting line-up.

Boss Kenny Jackett is still without strike duo Neil Harris (back) and Gary Alexander (heel).

Defender Zak Whitbread is still recovering from a long-term hip problem and on-loan winger James Henry, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, has gone back to Reading.

Rovers will be without Jeff Hughes. The midfielder should have originally been available but Boxing Day's game with Walsall fell victim to the weather so that means his one-match ban carries over.

Ben Swallow is likely to replace Hughes, although Dominic Blizzard may also come in having played on the left wing this season.

Jo Kuffour could be a beneficiary of the postponement though, as he was struggling with an ankle injury, but the extra recovery time means he could be in contention.

With Chris Dickson having returned to Charlton after an impressive loan spell, Daryl Duffy is set for a start in attack and he will be keen to impress with boss Paul Trollope looking to strengthen his front line.

The Pirates have lost their last six away games and Trollope is keen to address that poor form, telling the club's official website: "There have been a number of close away games on the road of late and things may have been different. But the form and the results have not been good enough on the road."

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Norwich City
Bristol Rovers
Neil Harris
Tony Craig
Jo Kuffour
Danny Schofield
Jack Smith
Jeff Hughes
League One
Dominic Blizzard
Chris Dickson
Gary Alexander
Ben Swallow
Paul Trollope
James Henry
Jack Smith
Zak Whitbread
Lewis Grabban
Scott Barron
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