Jackett encouraged by Millwall's energy despite Hull defeat

© Kieran Galvin
© Kieran Galvin

KENNY Jackett praised Millwall's "energy and commitment" despite their 1-0 defeat to Hull City at The Den on Saturday.

David Meyler's first-minute goal consigned the Lions to a third straight league defeat but Jackett felt his side's performance had been an improvement on recent weeks.

"I felt we put a lot of pressure on a very good Hull team and we were unlucky to lose today," he said. "They have a lot of quality in their side and performance-wise I felt we did well.



"There were a lot of knock-downs that we did not get on the end of but we haven't put that number of crosses into the box or produced that energy in a number of weeks.

"There was a lot for us to base things on going forward, barring the finishing. We have to make sure we play with that level of commitment and energy all the time.

"I haven't seen the table but I'm told results have been quite kind to us, so it's very tight. There are sixteen games left and if we can put pressure on sides like we did against Hull, we'll be a handful."



Jackett refused to criticise Mark Beevers after the centre-back's error lead to the Tigers' winning goal and the Millwall boss also had sympathy for James Henry, who skied a golden chance to equalise.

"James has gone through and the ball has sat up off the turf," Jackett said. "He has put it wide but there was nothing he could do. It bounced above his knee. That summed us up today."

"Mark has made a mistake but he's been excellent during his time here and I thought he was very steady and didn't go to pieces after the goal.

"He apologised to the team but it's one mistake and he has to put that behind him and move on."

Conor Sefton

(@ConorSeftonNAD)

14 thoughts on “Jackett encouraged by Millwall's energy despite Hull defeat

  • February 2, 2013 at 18:40
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    Is this headline a joke? Energy is great but if it ain't channelled properly it's wasted.

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    • February 2, 2013 at 18:47
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      Attitude reflects leadership. Kenny is trying to focus on the positive after a disappointing defeat. You blame him for that?
      As we all know, we need a striker who can convert in front of goal. But without the energy of the players and the crosses in the box, even a good striker won't help.
      So good on you, Kenny, for focusing positive and keeping the hopes up for a top six finish.

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  • February 2, 2013 at 18:57
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    Kenny Jackett is still the man!!!! Didn't understand Marquis starting up front on his own tho (although a few people on this site were asking for him to be given a run) . Poor kid did his best but wasn't at the races. Thought we looked better when Hulse came on, ok, he's no Chris Wood, but he puts himself about. IMO, we were unlucky to lose today against a side in third place. Ok, it's disappointing, but please keep things in perspective!

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  • February 2, 2013 at 19:50
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    Don't say I didn't tell you.
    Kane ? A lost dream.
    This is what happens when you start fannying around and not buy when you've got the money.
    Now we're looking at loans presumably to 'be in contention for the play.offs'. What a crock of s***.
    Amen.

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    • February 2, 2013 at 22:12
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      A bit like this post really

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    • February 3, 2013 at 01:04
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      1. We tried to spend our money on Wood. When that didn't come through, I'm glad we didn't throw the dough away randomly. What options did we have? Considering the circumstances, maybe loans are our best options at the moment, till something good shows up.
      2. Just being in contention of the playoffs should give us ALL butterflies in our stomachs, considering our expectations pre-season. Get real, folks! Look at what we're accomplishing this season!! I'm proud beyond words!

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  • February 2, 2013 at 21:52
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    Please try and sign Kane. Keogh and Kane worked so well together last year and we will get a s*** load of goals with those 2 together COYL in KJ we trust.

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    • February 2, 2013 at 22:11
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      Keogh is so out of form I very much doubt that , we just have to work at it, like last season

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  • February 2, 2013 at 22:59
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    Kenny comment reminds me of spackmans long list of text book excuses 'we can learn from this'...etc etc..which is worrying.
    but all is not lost, we are desperately understaffed at the moment..but we wont go down, if we end up mid table but have a good go i'll be happy with that.

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  • February 3, 2013 at 08:57
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    This is exactly the kind of headline and comment from the manager which is the reason that we are so bloody average and mediocre. Its the tolerance of these comments from fans and posters that makes us so bloody average and mediocre. I thought we were basically sh*t yesterday. What incentive and motivation does it give to this group of players if the manager still praises them after a sh*t performance? I think too many people are far to easily pleased and tolerant of AVERAGE...if that is what you are happy with then that is what you'll get. If that is what KJ is happy with, then that is what he will get. PLEASE DON'T COMPLAIN WHEN WE FINISH 19TH !!!! Trotter is an overrated, lazy sod, Wright is a better, more energetic player than Trotter every day of the week, yet Wright gets taken off and the ineffective Trotter remains a first choice player, this is absolutely beyond me. Lowry is more suited to playing rugby...I counted 16 times when he aimlessly punted the ball into the air, and we lost possession again. And I laughed at a comment 'Beevers made a mistake....s*** happens'.......well I hope the poster of this comment is ready for league 1...We are in the 2nd tier of the 'Best league in the world' and you'll accept a schoolboy backpass will you? Also what happened to the slick passing on the ground football? We have gone all Watford/Wimbledon again..just punt it in the air and hope we get it back. We all need to expect more from these players and the manager needs to let them know that even 10K or 15K a week wages, IS A LOT OF MONEY!!!!!

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    • February 3, 2013 at 19:15
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      You having a pop at Lowry one of our best players this season !!! Madness

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  • February 3, 2013 at 13:31
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  • February 3, 2013 at 23:37
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    i could not agree more with marshlion about his comments on the trotter/josh wright thing, for me trotter is slow,dos'nt tackle,dos'nt win headers to me jim does the work for both of them. that said i could not agree less when marshlion says we were s**t against hull, hull are third top,and could well go up,they have players worth bundles more than ours cos they have bundles more than us and in my opinion we looked every bit as good as them if not better. and for a club probably the second poorest in the division(maybe peterbro have less) we are doing very well and punching way above our weight

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