Millwall v Brighton preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's Championship clash between Millwall and Brighton at The Den.

Last Updated: 17/10/11 at 16:50

Mackail-Smith: Has a sore back

Mackail-Smith: Has a sore back

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Jay Simpson may have played his way into the Millwall starting line-up for the game against the Seagulls.

The striker came on as a half-time substitute at Middlesbrough on Saturday and helped his side come back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw.

Boss Kenny Jackett admitted Simpson changed the game and he may now start alongside Darius Henderson, with QPR loanee Patrick Agyemang dropping to the bench.

Midfielder Therry Racon has recovered from the ankle injury he suffered in August but will not be risked just yet.

John Marquis, who was suspended at the weekend, is now recovering from a hernia operation and fellow forward Shaun Batt is still building up his fitness following a long-term knee injury.

Brighton will check on Craig Mackail-Smith ahead of the trip to Millwall.

The striker was struggling with a sore back while on international duty with Scotland but still played in Saturday's goalless draw against Hull.

The clash at The Den would therefore be his fourth outing in 11 days so boss Gus Poyet could give him a rest and hand a start to Will Hoskins.

Winger Will Buckley is close to recovering from the hamstring injury he sustained against Liverpool in the Carling Cup last month but the trip to south London will probably come too soon.

Defenders Adam El-Abd (foot) and Tommy Elphick (Achilles) remain sidelined with the long-term injuries they suffered at the end of last season.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Friday, 21 November 2014
19:45
Brentford v Fulham
Cardiff v Reading
Saturday, 22 November 2014
12:15
Huddsf'ld v Sheff Wed  
15:00
Blackburn v Leeds  
Blackpool v Bolton  
B'mouth v Ipswich  
Charlton v Millwall  
Norwich v Brighton  
Rotherham v Birm'ham  
Watford v Derby  

Footer 365

World Cup: Michael Garcia's report to be examined by FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee

Michael Garcia's report into the World Cup bidding process will be examined by FIFA's Compliance Committee chairman.

Whelan: Mackay Caused No Offence

Wigan owner Dave Whelan believes that new manager Malky Mackay caused no offence with the content of text messages.

Dave Whelan controversy: Wigan owner apologises for remarks after being accused of anti-Semitism

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has apologised for comments he made in The Guardian which have been attacked as anti-Semitic.

Mail Box

Why Wilshere Can't Play DM For Arsenal...

We have a long mail on where Jack Wilshere fits in for England and Arsenal. Plus, thoughts on Liverpool's poor form, Dave Whelan, and the historical county of Lancashire...

Where Have All The Defenders Gone?

Somebody has done their research and concluded that the top teams in the Premier League concede more goals than ever before. It's interesting; it's the mails...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property