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MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett will bid to boost his back-line this week by adding World Cup star Brent Sancho.

The 6ft 2in-tall centre-back, 30, played in all three Trinidad & Tobago games in Germany last year, including a 2-0 defeat by England.

He is currently out of contract, having been released by Gillingham in the summer, and will train with the Lions this week, with a view to signing a deal if Jackett feels he will beef up his defence.

Sancho had found games hard to come by at Priestfield under ex-boss Ronnie Jepson, and at one stage feared his lack of matches might jeopardise his World Cup chances.

But Jackett, who has both Richard Shaw and Mark Phillips out injured, is determined to add a centre-back to his squad since arriving at The Den -and hopes Sancho is the answer.

"Brent is an experienced centre-back," said Jackett. "We will have a look at him and see what happens."

Sancho, who can also fill in at right-back, spent his early career in the USA, Finland and Trinidad, before being signed by Dundee in 2003, and by then-Gills boss Neale Cooper in September 2005

The Soca Warrior retired from international football 12 months ago, after 43 caps, along with 12 others who claimed the T&T FA had reneged on contractual agreements.

Jackett should also boost his squad this week by extending the loan of QPR right-back Marcus Bignot and Blackburn midfielder Bryan Hodge.

The 20-year-old said: "I am delighted to keep playing for Millwall.

"The more I play, the stronger I am getting - and the more I'm getting used to League One.

"This is a massive club for this division - you just have to look at the stadium to see that.

"And it was great to get the 2-1 win over Yeovil on Saturday for the fans, who were so fantastic for us."

Jackett said: "Bryan has a lot of ability and is showing the kind of hunger and desire we need."

Jackett has also moved to appoint former caretaker boss Colin West as his first-team coach.

"It is good to have someone of that experience and ability," said the Lions boss. "He deserves this recognition of his importance to the team."