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Shittu has been named in a preliminary shortlist by Super Eagles manager Stephen Keshi for the tournament which begins on 19th January in South Africa.
Keshi will name a final 23-man squad soon before a pre-tournament training camp, but Jackett doesn't expect his stand-in skipper to be in attendance.
"It shows you how well Danny's done," the manager said after the disappointing 2-1 defeat to Barnsley. "His performances have got him into that squad but I don't think he's going to go. He hasn't spoken to them yet."
Shittu's decision will be a boost to Jackett who could have been without the in-form centre-half for January's Championship fixtures.
On another note, Jimmy Abdou missed the narrow defeat to The Tykes and Kenny isn't sure when he'll be back in contention for a first-team spot.
"Jimmy's on compassionate leave. It all depends how his boy is but we'll talk every few days."