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Millwall will be without player of the year Alan Dunne for the League One play-off final against Swindon.

The full-back has failed to recover from a foot injury in time and will sit out the Wembley showpiece, with Jack Smith set to deputise again.

Boss Kenny Jackett has an otherwise fully-fit squad to choose from.

Winger Chris Hackett is fit having missed both legs of the semi-final win over Huddersfield with a groin problem and could be added to the travelling party.

Midfielder Jimmy Abdou has shrugged off a knock he picked up during the second leg and striker Steve Morison has had the stitches removed from his head wound, meaning he can ditch his bandage at Wembley.

Swindon will be without captain Gordon Greer but goalkeeper David Lucas has recovered from a shoulder injury.

Centre-back Greer was sent off in the second half of the club`s dramatic semi-final second-leg penalty shoot-out victory over Charlton and is suspended for the showpiece finale to the season and the start of next term.

His replacement and a possible defensive reshuffle will depend on the fitness of on-loan left-back Alan Sheehan, who missed the encounter with a pelvic/groin injury and will be given as long as possible to prove his fitness.

But the Robins are boosted at the back by Lucas` return to full training at the start of this week after he was forced off just five minutes in at The Valley having landed awkwardly. He will again start between the sticks.

Leading scorer Billy Paynter has also been training this week after the hamstring injury that ruled him out of the first leg of the semi-final and he should be okay, while fellow forward Vincent Pericard has fully overcome his heel problem.

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