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Jackett thrilled after confidence-boosting Millwall victory

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KENNY Jackett believes Millwall's 2-1 victory at Peterborough will inspire confidence in the club's players and fans alike.

Goals from Scott Malone and Darius Henderson saw the Lions come from behind at London Road to pick up their first three points of the new season.

And Jackett was particularly pleased to see his side bounce back just 72 hours after the disappointment of the opening-day defeat to Blackpool.

"It was a good win," he said afterwards. "It was nice that after losing on Saturday we only had to wait a few days to get our first win of the season.

"This will give the players and the fans some confidence and belief that we can do well this season.

"I felt we played well and passed the ball well. If you pass the ball constructively chances will come. We made better use of possession but I still think there's more to come from us."

Henderson's winner came after a well-worked exchange of passes with strike partner Andy Keogh and Jackett was pleased to see the duo combine to good effect.

"We tried hard at the end of last year to get them both on the pitch at the same time but it didn't quite happen," he said.

"Harry Kane came in and formed a very good partnership with Keogh while Darius was out. There were perhaps one or two games where I played all three of them.

"They need to focus now and work together as a partnership. If we can get the players going behind them, they are capable of scoring goals."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

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