Manager Jackett excited to lead Millwall into Bolton game

© Alan Weir
© Alan Weir

KENNY Jackett says he is full of anticipation ahead of Millwall's first-ever match at the Reebok Stadium against Bolton on Saturday.

The Lions could move up into a play-off place in the Championship table with three points against the Trotters, who have struggled since their relegation from the Premier League.

But while Dougie Freedman's side find themselves 16th, with three defeats in their last four league games, Jackett is taking nothing for granted.

"Bolton are a really big club with big aspirations," he said. "You just have to go through their squad and look at their players to see that. But we are good in these situations.

"We will go up there and give them a game. A lot of the games in Championship are very tight and that's been the case with us.

"You just hope you have that player, or that attention to detail, that can send things your way and give you the edge.

"I'm expecting a competitive game and, as a manager, I'm looking forward to going to the Reebok Stadium – to take a side there is excellent."

Freedman's move to Bolton in October came as a surprise to many observers, but Jackett says he can understand why the Scot made the move from Crystal Palace.

"Dougie will have had his own reasons – family, personnel and so on," he said. "He made a great start to the season with Palace.

"But you would think Bolton have a Premier League budget. I'm sure that was behind his thinking."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

2 thoughts on “Manager Jackett excited to lead Millwall into Bolton game

  • January 11, 2013 at 12:31
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    I prefer to refer to them by there Monty Python name " Notlob a palendrome don't you know ??" then it dont seam to difficult ... never have done well up there lets all hope for the best

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  • January 11, 2013 at 13:42
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    Palindrome NOT palendrome: a word, phrase, passage, or number that reads the same forwards and backwards, e.g. deed, kayak, civic, radar, level, rotator, 4-2-4 etc, etc. - don't you know!

    Come on your Lions you can do it!

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