KENNY Jackett has refused to completely rule out the possibility of more new signings ahead of Saturday’s clash at Leicester City.

The Lions are down to the bare bones at the back after their defence was hit by a major injury crisis.

Jackett went some way to easing the problem yesterday by drafting in Jens Berthel Askou on a one-month loan deal from Norwich.

And although the manager admits he may have to go with what he has got at the Walkers Stadium this weekend, there is still an outside chance another fresh face might arrive before then.

Jackett said: “There is nothing imminent on the horizon at the minute but we have been looking for one or two because we are very short of defenders at the moment.

“You never know though because we have worked very hard this week to try to get people in. It is never easy to get people in on short term deals.

“It has been a lot of work to get anyone with some experience into the club in such an important position.

“Obviously we have a lot of players injured this Saturday who can play at centre half in Danny Shittu, Paul Robinson, Darren Ward, Tony Craig and Tamika Mkandawire.

“We needed some cover and it is an opportunity for Jens because he is a tall, left-sided centre back from Norwich who is 28 and we are looking forward to working with him.

“He has played six games this season for Norwich and is match fit because we saw him play in the reserves last Monday.”

Jackett also confirmed discussions are ongoing with Shittu to keep him at the club after his present deal ends.

“We are still talking to him but I’ve been reading a lot of press speculation about him over the last few weeks,” the Lions boss said.

“We will see what the situation is.

“It looks anyway like he will be out for the next couple of weeks through injury and certainly won’t be available for this Saturday at Leicester.”

The manager also reiterated his determination to keep hold of star striker Steve Morison during this month’s transfer window after the player's agent hinted a new deal was being offered by Millwall.

Jackett said: “There will be discussions in the future on Steve’s situation definitely but the nature of those discussions will remain private.

“As time goes on our stance hasn’t changed on Steve Morison.

“He is somebody we would like to keep and isn’t a player we want to let go.”

Millwall will be looking to extend their unbeaten run at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday and Jackett is looking forward to the challenge, despite the defensive injury problems.

“They’ve got a very good home record and are spending a lot of money,” he said.

“I just think it is a fantastic game for us.

“I’ve always loved going to Leicester because it is such a big club and this is the type of game we are in the Championship for.”

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