Millwall boss pleased to get back on track after two defeats

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

KENNY Jackett was delighted to see Millwall get back to winning ways against Bristol City after two straight defeats.

Adam Smith scored a second-half winner – his first goal for the club – to kill off a fightback from the Robins, who were on the front foot after John Stead cancelled out Dany N'Guessan's opener.

A win sees the Lions move level on points with sixth-placed Watford in the Championship table and came after back-to-back losses to Barnsley and Cardiff City.

"It's great to get a win after two defeats," Jackett said. "I'm very pleased with that. Their keeper was far busier than ours and kept them in it with some excellent saves.

"We were so dominant in the first-half that perhaps we could have been further ahead. Finishing is such a big part of the game and that's why it costs so much money.

"You know with the quality of their substitutes, bringing on Sam Baldock and Martyn Woolford, the game is going to turn and they're going to cause problems. We responded well after the equaliser."

Smith volleyed home in the 74th minute to edge Millwall back in front and Jackett hailed the impact of the Tottenham loanee.

"I'm very pleased for Adam because several times he has looked like breaking through from the back, either in terms of scoring or setting up a goal," he said.

"He has a lot of quality, can get forward and his crossing ability is very good. He has been an addition for us and he has a big profile as an England U21 international."

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