Preview: Millwall vs. Blackburn Rovers

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

MILLWALL will make a late decision on the fitness of striker Rob Hulse ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

Hulse has been sidelined with a stomach injury since the Lions’ 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough last month but rejoined training this week and will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness.

But boss Kenny Jackett has been rocked by the news that winger James Henry and Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe will miss the remainder of the season with serious knee injuries.

Winger Martyn Woolford is cup-tied having played for Bristol City in previous rounds but frontman John Marquis is expected to recover from a shoulder injury sustained against Wolves in midweek.

Liam Feeney and Danny N’Guessan are the most likely candidates to deputise on the left-hand side in Woolford’s absence, while Andy Keogh and Nathan Tyson could start up front.

Blackburn are expected to hand striker Leon Best his first start of the season after the 26-year-old made his debut for the club as a substitute against Bolton on Tuesday.

QPR loanee DJ Campbell is cup-tied but Danny Murphy and David Bentley will be hoping to return to the midfield for the trip to The Den.

Loanees Cameron Stewart and David Jones are cup-tied although Joshua King (hamstring) and David Dunn (calf) resumed training last week and could feature.