Jackett rues lack of creativity after Millwall lose at Barnsley

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

KENNY Jackett bemoaned a lack of cutting edge after Millwall slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Barnsley on Tuesday night.

The Tykes eased to victory thanks to second-half goals from Chris Dagnall and Jason Scotland at Oakwell to leave the Lions with just one win from their last seven matches in the Championship.

And Jackett felt a lack of creativity in the final third cost his side dear as they failed to build on their impressive win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last week.



He said: "We created one good chance in each half – Andy Keogh at the start of the game and when John Marquis went through on the keeper at 2-0.

"I didn't think beyond that we created enough. We tried to get hold of the ball in midfield but they had an extra man in there and made it pay I felt.

"When their opportunities came, they took them. It was a night for the first goal and it fell to them. We looked a little bit more balanced when Martyn Woolford and Shane Lowry came on.



"But in terms of moving it wide and then creating chances, we didn't do enough. We were not able to drive through the midfield and take people on. We didn't shift Barnsley's back three around."

Millwall now face Hull City at The Den on Saturday and Jackett admits there is already a lot riding on that game. He said:  "Saturday can't come quickly enough for us.

"We want to get back playing very quickly after this defeat because we need to bounce back. It is a big game and we don't want to finish the week on a disappointing note.

"Every time you lose a game is an opportunity missed. We wanted to follow up a very good win against Aston Villa on Friday but we didn't particularly get going against Barnsley."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

19 thoughts on “Jackett rues lack of creativity after Millwall lose at Barnsley

  • January 29, 2013 at 23:09
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    We don't create anything because Trotter is far too inconsistent, Feeney is rubbish and Abdou can't pass. Only decent midfielder we have is Henry.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 23:30
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    Leave the cup side for the cup. Some really strange decision making best left back fit and available so leave him on the bench two new additions as much as I don't like em fit and available so leave em on the bench and when it all goes wrong bring em all on at same time
    Feel sorry for the couple hundred who made the journey up to watch a poxy game in poxy weather. If we can p*** money up the wall like we have been then surely they should get a refund.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 23:35
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    whats the piont of having midfielders like racon in the squad if we are not going to use him leave trotter out on saturday and give the guy a chance

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  • January 29, 2013 at 23:41
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    Wright was the source of our creativity last season maybe he should get a chance again.trotter really isn't creating much at all.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 23:51
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    Seems like teams have worked out how to beat us easily now; just play 5 in midfield and we can't cope. Our midfield is weak, we need Taylor back ASAP and drop trotter for wright.

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  • January 30, 2013 at 07:41
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    I saw a comment last night which rings true "we're a one man team and that man plays for Leicester!" Our seasons done!

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  • January 30, 2013 at 07:47
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    if barnsley CAN beat us easy 2-0 what the hell can hull do to us, lack of creativity, it seemed they were running around like headless chickens so what will kenny do now nothing just drop one or two players and say that will do but it wont we need a couple of new players who will play with passion and get us up the table not down it SORT IT KENNY NOW

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  • January 30, 2013 at 08:30
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    A few ppl need to stop bein melts n realise we are millwall no lolly no big backing funds available kh works with miracles with what he as, we are punching above our weight with were we are in league at min i dt agree wiv hulse or tyson but who else would join wall on our funds so coyl get the pride n passion bak millllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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    • January 30, 2013 at 13:45
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      I agree, as frustrating as it is, it's the truth lion-mac. We don't have the money to compete, the figures that we are banding about are nothing compared to some of the other teams in our division and we must spend it wisely. We can't afford to spend £2m on a striker and have him warming the bench like the likes of Leicester can!!!!
      Many people were asking for Marquis to be given a chance, what did they think, he was going to be the main man overnight? We need a big target man to hold the ball up to allow the others to play. Whether Hulse turns out to be any good, I don't know, but that is how we are set up to play, the same tactic which has got us some fantastic results this season. We are not going to win every week but IMO the club continues to move in the right direction under KJ and JB - they have got us where we are and they haven't turned into mugs overnight. Keep the faith!!!!!! Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • January 30, 2013 at 08:33
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    Seems in Kenny we DON'T trust?

    I can't see the point of admitting your own tactics are flawed tbh. He did the same when Hull dicked us 4-0 and admitted we changed our whole game plan to counter the threat of Robert Koren and then he scores early anyway. If we lack creativity spend some bloody money and buy somebody or pay higher loan wages.

    Had a chance to push on and decided against it. It makes me wonder if we actually want to go up, a friend of mine is friends with Steve Whitton former Colchester manager, when he had a good team with Lua Lua etc his brief was to stay in mid table as promotion would create more overheads in such things as stadium improvements, wages etc etc

    Food for thought!

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  • January 30, 2013 at 08:33
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    A few ppl need to stop bein melts n realise we are millwall no lolly no big backing funds available kh works with miracles with what he as, we are punching above our weight with were we are in league at min i dt agree wiv hulse or tyson but who else would join wall on our funds so coyl get the pride n passion

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  • January 30, 2013 at 08:34
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    A few ppl need to stop bein melts n realise we are millwall no lolly no big backing funds available kh works with miracles with what he as, we are punching above our weight with were we are so come on wall get some pride and passion

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  • January 30, 2013 at 08:42
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    There was nothing, and i do mean nothing, to be proud about last night - we were a shambles!!

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  • January 30, 2013 at 09:45
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    I really do not know what KJ's thing is about Trotter, he plays him regardless of his form, 95% of the time he seems like he does't want to be there and plays without any passion or fight. Occasionly he will do something brilliant, then so will any player. We can not rely on one ot two players, it is no good waiting for Taylor to return, Jimmy plays his heart out every game, Henry can be inconsistant. When Wright played regularly everything was going through him, he seemed to have that thing about driving forward. I know it must be hard for KJ with so little money, but even games we have won, we seemed just to scrape by, apart from the Villa game, how many games have we been up for it from the kick off and played consistantly well throughout the 90 minutes. What is the answer? The only way to make money in football is to play in the premier league, we can only do that is by spending money like all the other clubs pushing for promotion. It seems to me that the club lacks ambition, we will always be mid-table Millwall.

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  • January 30, 2013 at 10:36
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    I rate Trotter, but it doesn't hurt to be dropped now and again so he knows he aint the be all and end all - may make him realise he can't drift in and out of games the way he does. We were on a fantastic run leading up to Ipwich away and he was brought straight back in, clearly unfit at the expence of other players who had been doing a job.

    Make no mistake, it was a good result vrs Villa, but they were poor. Several times their number 10 picked up the ball in acres of space, as our midfield were not doing their job properly. Lukily he didn't hurt us. I think that is where our problem is at the moment, as well as the fact we need another striker.

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  • January 30, 2013 at 16:27
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    Kenny ..... We where garbage from back to front last night ...... You where out thought in the championship for the second match running similar games with the same result.... This on is down to you mate you got it wrong again and you need to get a grip quick........ And by the way I was there.

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  • January 30, 2013 at 17:15
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    This is my opinion. yours is yours! I believe that Trotter has KJ's family held hostage, therefore KJ is completely powerless and has to play him. There can be no other reason to play one of the most inconsistent players I have seen at the Den. I'm sorry for that but Trotters credentials for me, read like this....ABILITY=average/decent. COMMITMENT TO THE CAUSE=below average. LAZINESS AND LETHARGY=outstanding. I cant see how 1 good game in 10, and a few goals in 12, and the odd hit-the-bar-or-post in 20 can warrant a 100% starting place. I don't dislike the lad, but he is lazy and we all know it. There is no creativity without a committed midfield to drive forward and make it happen. And if I hear another 'we're punching above our weight' comment, I'll scream....we minced on Charlie Austin...we minced on Jason Puncheon and possibly on Wood..I don't mind the mid-table mediocrity, as another poster commented, and if JB ad KJ tell us there is no money and we're a small club, then so be it, I'll shut up....so why the hell then do they keep talking crap about playoffs and 'revitalising the team. Sorry KJ and JB, but put-up or shut up....IN MY OPINION, of course.

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    • January 30, 2013 at 20:39
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      In my opinion (and from what I know) - we didn't mince on Austin, he chose not to come to Millwall. Talking to a mate who is good friends with Tony Finegan (ex palace who is Puncheon's agent), he was never going to join Millwall permanently as we couldn't afford his wages which are very high. From a close family friend of John Marquis, Wood led all of the management and all of the players to believe he was signing for Millwall; we offered him so much a week; leicester topped it, offered him more, leicester topped it and so on, only for Wood's agent (who is also his dad) to say he was joining leicester because he had a better chance of reaching the prem. The club has not lacked ambition, it has shown that in spite of our losses they are willing to spend money on the right players. Not paying over the odds or waiting for the right player to come along is not lacking ambition - it's sensible. In my opinion of course!

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