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Injury Doubts Remain

Leeds injury situation ahead of Sunday's Championship clash with Millwall has improved but boss Kevin Blackwell still faces being without upto three players.

Matthew Kilgallon, Clarke Carlisle, David Healy, Jermaine Wright and Frazer Richardson were all major doubts earlier this week, but three of them have since been passed fit enough to play or will be available by Sunday.

Blackwell would not reveal exactly who he believed would miss out, but David Healy is one who is expected to be fit again after resting a groin injury.   Jermaine Wright is also understood to have shaken off a sickness bug and should be fit enough to play.

Once again though he will give everybody as long as possible to recover in time for Sunday's 3.00pm kick-off.

At the same time though he is mindful that with so many games coming up in the next two weeks alone, if he loses a player for a week through aggravating an injury, it is not just one game he would be likely to miss but anything up to three.

The manager has tried to bring in a loan signing this week after being informed by the board that there was some money available to do so.

Due to the lack of time and a reluctance on behalf of clubs to allow players to go out on loan over the festive period, he had been unable to do so but will resume his search for re-inforcements next week.

"We are trying as hard as we can," said Blackwell, "the board have found a little bit of money so if we can do something we will but trying to get clubs to release players at this time of the season is extremely difficult."

Millwall player-manager Dennis Wise could make his first start for almost a month in the game.

Wise was struggling with a calf injury but he came on as a second-half substitute in last weekend's 2-0 defeat of Brighton. Paul Ifill stepped off the bench to score a superb goal against Brighton and will be hopeful of starting the match.

Captain Kevin Muscat will remain in London though as he serves the final game of a three-match ban

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