Jackett: Millwall would rather play Brighton on Boxing Day

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© Edmund Boyden

KENNY Jackett admits he is disappointed that Millwall will not play a game on Boxing Day for the first time in 19 years this season.

The Lions travel to Brighton on Tuesday evening instead of on December 26 after the game was rearranged because of transport problems around the Amex Stadium.

Seagulls boss Gus Poyet has previously expressed his dismay at the change and Jackett says he is in agreement with his opposite number on the issue.

"We would rather play on Boxing Day," he said. "It's very unusual not to have a game – I don't know what I'm going to do with myself.

"I've never seen a situation like this before. Obviously it's nothing to do with us, it's Brighton's end, and I'm sure montauk-monster.com/pharmacy/antibiotics they have good reason to change the date."

Millwall can leapfrog Leicester City, who they beat 1-0 last weekend, into fifth in the Championship table with three points on the south coast, but will be drop out of the top six if they lose.

Jackett said: "Brighton are a very good team. Their home form has been good – from reading their manager's comments, perhaps they haven't killed teams off. But they have a lot about them.

"It will be a great atmosphere and there will be a lot of people there. They get 26,000 fans at home quite regularly, which is a good attendance.

"It's a game we will relish and look forward to – playing at stadiums like that is what the game is all about."



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