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Blackpool open Sylvestre talks

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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:24:00

Millwall welcome back Danny Shittu and Shane Lowry from suspension for the visit of local rivals Crystal Palace in the Championship on Tuesday night.

Skipper Shittu has served a one-match ban for his red card after the final whistle of last wee's 2-1 defeat by Blackburn and fellow defender Lowry has completed a three-game suspension for 15 yellow cards.

Midfielder Liam Trotter looks set to miss out again with the knee injury he aggravated in the FA Cup semi-final a fortnight ago, and winger Chris Taylor is still sidelined by a groin problem.

Jermaine Easter is ineligible against his parent club and boss Kenny Jackett has no plans to recall QPR loanee Rob Hulse so Nathan Tyson, Andy Keogh, Shaun Batt, John Marquis and Dany N'Guessan are vying for two places in attack.

Owen Garvan and Jonny Williams could return to the Palace starting line-up.

Garvan, who has been out for four months out with a knee injury, came on as a substitute against Blackburn on Saturday and fellow midfielder Jonny Williams also climbed off the bench after shaking off his knee knock.

But centre-half Paddy McCarthy remains sidelined by a groin problem and full-back Jonathan Parr will not figure again this season due to ankle ligament damage.

Winger Yannick Bolasie, who along with Wilfried Zaha and Glenn Murray was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year, could be recalled after he was an unused sub at Rovers.

Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane is still awaiting his debut after joining as a free agent last month.

The French midfielder volleyed home the injury time winner that sealed a vital 2-1 win over Derby in the last game of the season at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.

The win ensured Blackpool are mathematically safe from relegation and can go into Saturday's last match of the season at Bolton with the pressure off.

Sylvestre is one of 36 players that will be out of contract in the summer and could walk away from the Championship side if a deal is not agreed.

But the 29-year-old said: "The club spoke to me last week. I have to sit down with my agent and see what's going to happen.

"I don't know if any other clubs are after me, I just let my agent sort it all out. I need to talk to the gaffer and chairman and we'll see what happens."

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