Leeds United vs Millwall early team news as Pascal Struijk among 6 ruled out of Elland Road clash

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Leeds United have the opportunity to move to the top of the league when they take on Millwall on Sunday afternoon

Leeds United look set to be without just two players when they take on Millwall this Sunday afternoon. The Whites were missing four men last time out against Sheffield Wednesday, but Daniel Farke confirmed during his pre-match press conference on Friday that both Jamie Shackleton and Jaidon Anthony will be available this weekend.

Shackleton had been out with concussion while Anthony sat out the visit to Hillsborough for personal reasons. Their respective returns leaves Pascal Struijk and Stuart Dallas as the only two players occupying the treatment room at Thorp Arch.

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Dallas' continued absence is down to the fractured femur he suffered while representing Leeds in the Premier League against Manchester City almost two years ago. Pascal Struijk, on the other hand, is facing up to what could be a pivotal period for him and his recovery from a groin issue.

Farke had previously expressed his hope that the Dutchman would be fit enough to return on the other side of the international break, but he is still missing some cartilage. As such, a decision must be made regarding the injury over the next 10 days with season-ending surgery now a possibility.

Millwall, on the other hand, look set to be without four players when they make the journey north. Attacking options Tom Bradshaw (Achilles) and Kevin Nisbet (hamstring) have both been ruled out through injury but Neil Harris has outlined his hope of seeing them return sooner rather than later.

Shaun Hutchinson and Aidomo Emakhu won't travel either having being ruled out until at least the other side of the international break.

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"Bradders and Nizzy both see a specialist middle of next week, just for an update and to plan the following weeks,” Harris told the South London Press. “We’re hoping for good news on both centre-forwards, which would give me a better time guidance to know when they are going to be back involved in the group.

“Hutchy played 45 minutes on Monday (for the U21s). Adam Mayor and Romain Esse played 75 minutes and came through it very well, so they joined the training group on Wednesday.

“Aidomo, Hutch and Kevin Nisbet won’t be fit for the Easter weekend. But they certainly should be moving in the right direction by then to be thinking about being included later on in April.”