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Brown and Austin out for Leeds United's trip to Millwall
10:23am Saturday 17th November 2012 in Sport
Leeds United will be without midfield pair Michael Brown and Rudy Austin as well as suspended defender Jason Pearce for tomorrow’s trip to Millwall.
Jamaica international Austin cracked an ankle bone in last week’s 6-1 defeat to Watford and is expected to be sidelined until after Christmas.
Brown sits out a one-game ban after reaching five yellow cards, while Pearce begins a three-match ban after his straight red against Watford.
Tom Lees, who played all of England Under-21s’ midweek win over Northern Ireland, is hoping to return to the line-up at the New Den, as is striker Luciano Becchio, as Leeds chase their first league win in seven matches.
Patrick Kisnorbo, back in contention following a long-term knee injury, could also figure, winger Ryan Hall is pushing for his first start, and Millwall are again set to be without top scorer Darius Henderson (hamstring).
Winger James Henry (hamstring) is also a doubt after he too missed last week’s 2-1 win over Derby – in which respective replacements Andy Keogh and Liam Feeney both scored.
Skipper Paul Robinson (pelvic) remains sidelined, but forward Shaun Batt (calf) is fit.
Meanwhile, GFH Capital has been granted an extension to the exclusivity period relating to their proposed Leeds takeover.