Millwall Vs Hartlepool United, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Millwall boss Kenny Jackett could have on-loan Peterborough midfielder Shaun Batt back in contention for the visit of Hartlepool.

The 22-year-old missed the 3-1 win at MK Dons on Tuesday night after failing to recover from a knock picked up against Wycombe last weekend, but he has now resumed training and could return.

Defender Jack Smith is also back in training following a hamstring injury and could be fit.

Liam Trotter overcame a slight ankle twinge to play the full match in midweek and is set to keep his place in the starting line-up.

Fellow midfielder Marc Laird remains sidelined with a rib injury, while winger Danny Schofield celebrated his first start in almost a month following a cut shin and a hip injury with a goal on Tuesday and is set to keep his place.

Andy Monkhouse and Ben Clark remain Hartlepool's only absentees.

Monkhouse completes a two-match ban after he was booked for the 10th time this season against Huddersfield while Clark is in the middle of a three-game suspension for a dismissal in the reserves.

Pools recorded their first win in eight games with a crushing 4-1 victory at home to Carlisle in midweek and director of sport Chris Turner may opt to stick with the same starting line-up at The Den.

That would mean new loan signing Roy O'Donovan keeping his place in attack alongside Adam Boyd, with James Brown continuing his comeback from a long-term knee injury by coming off the bench.

Striker Brown has played 50 minutes of the last two matches as he builds up his fitness.

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Peterborough United
Milton Keynes Dons
Shaun Batt
Danny Schofield
Jack Smith
Ben Clark
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Huddersfield Town
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Andy Monkhouse
Marc Laird
Carlisle United
Jack Smith
Adam Boyd
James Brown
Liam Trotter
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