Millwall recall Grabban from Brentford

Millwall boss Kenny Jackett has recalled striker Lewis Grabban from his loan spell at Brentford in time to bolster his squad for the visit of Norwich tonight.

Grabban, who only last week agreed to extend his stay at Griffin Park until the New Year, will go straight back into the squad to face the Canaries with Steve Morison and Theo Robinson definitely ruled out and Neil Harris almost certainly out of the picture.

Morison – leading scorer with six goals in 15 starts this season – will be absent through suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season in the 2-1 defeat at Doncaster.

Robinson faces knee surgery and is unlikely to recover in time to play again before the end of his loan spell from Huddersfield. Jackett is hoping to sign Robinson on a full deal when the January transfer window opens.

Harris is struggling with a foot injury and looks likely to miss out as the club look to return to winning ways following back-to-back league defeats.


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'We have a few [strikers] out now,' Jackett said. 'We've sent Theo back to Huddersfield to be assessed but it looks like he will need a cartilage operation. The specialist he sees will have the final decision, but that's our assessment anyway. They will have a look next week and decide.

'If that is the case, it looks like it will take him beyond the end of his loan spell on December 11. We've known about his injury for a while now, so we've been looking to bring someone in but it's an expensive position. There aren't a lot of strikers of proven quality around, but we'll see.'

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Jackett had faced the prospect of playing the experienced Kevin Lisbie alone up front or partnering him with either John Marquis or the equally inexperienced Kiernan Hughes-Mason. Marquis came on as a 72nd-minute replacement at Doncaster and almost scored a late equaliser.

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