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Leeds United: Kisnorbo fit for Millwall clash

Patrick Kisnorbo is back in contention for tomorrow's clash between Leeds United and Millwall after overcoming a virus.

The Australian defender, pictured inset, missed United's League One game against Norwich City on Monday having returned from international duty with an illness, but he trained yesterday and was due to travel south with the rest of Simon Grayson's players today.

Richard Naylor and Leigh Bromby occupied the centre-back berths during Leeds' 2-1 win over Norwich, but the return of Kisnorbo – one of Grayson's most consistent performers this season – may compel United's boss to recall him.

Casper Ankergren is one player almost certain to regain a starting place at the New Den as goalkeeping colleague Shane Higgs begins another spell on the sidelines.Higgs is not expected to play this weekend after suffering a recurrence of his thigh stain in Monday's victory at Elland Road, leaving Ankergren to step into the breach.

Grayson opted to recall Higgs against Norwich with the 32-year-old apparently fit after a three-game absence, but he lasted for only 15 minutes before exiting the field.

Youngster Frank Fielding is preparing to provide cover on the bench during the penultimate game of his one-month loan deal from Blackburn Rovers.

Grayson said: "Shane's a major doubt.

"We felt comfortable that he was fit on Monday but there's a high chance of a recurrence with muscle injuries. It's unfortunate that it happened."

Defender Rui Marques, striker Luciano Becchio and winger Andy Robinson have all been ruled out, along with long-term absentee Ben Parker.

 
 
 

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