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Tuesday team news

31 December 2012

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Lions manager Kenny Jackett is set to shuffle his playing pack once more with Scott Malone likely to sit out the New Year's Day home clash with Bristol City.
Former Bournemouth man Malone returned to the starting line-up at Cardiff on Saturday for only his second start since the middle of October, but was injured after eight minutes and hobbled off just nine minutes later with a back injury to be replaced by Liam Feeney.
Striker Andy Keogh (broken toe) remains sidelined, although Kenny has suggested he won't be rushed back with the away game at Bolton Wanderers on 12th January a date pencilled in for his possible return.
If Malone fails to recover, and in the continued absence of Chris Taylor (knee), The Lions can call on Feeney, Dany N'Guessan, Shaun Batt or Therry Racon to fill the vacant left midfield berth if the team operate a 4-4-2 formation.
If, however, the manager decides to switch to a three-man midfield, Josh Wright could come back in with Darius Henderson spearheading a three-pronged attack flanked by N'Guessan on the left and James Henry on the right.
Bristol City boss Derek McInnes could be without defender Richard Foster, who played a key role in The Robins 4-2 win against Peterborough United on Saturday - their first home victory since August and also a result that moved the team off the foot of the Championship table.
Scottish left-back Foster limped off midway through the second-half of Saturday's match, although manager McInnes does have the likes of Louis Carey, Ryan Taylor and former Lion Jody Morris available again following injury.

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