Jackett pleased with Keogh impact

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MILLWALL manager Kenny Jackett has spoken of his delight at the form of new striker Andy Keogh, despite being left disappointed by the defeat to Reading on Saturday.

Keogh signed for the Lions on the final day of the January transfer window, citing the challenge of helping the club stay in the division as a motivating factor for his move.

The Republic of Ireland international has since scored an impressive three goals in his first six appearances – including the opener against The Royals, a calm finish into the bottom corner of goalkeeper Adam Federici's net.

"He has made a bright start to his Millwall career and generally given us a bit of know how in the division and we have needed that up front," Jackett told reporters.

Keogh, meanwhile, shared his manager's frustration after Saturday's loss – but insisted the players will focus on the positives of the performance, rather than the result.

"Reading are where they are because they never give up and fair play to them," he told The Mirror.

"I don’t think it was a case of them outplaying us, it was about us gifting it to them"

“It was very disappointing. I thought we played well in the first half. The lads are gutted. The second half we didn’t do enough, but we have to take the ­positives from this.

“Everyone makes mistakes and you have to get on with it. Every game is a big game now – and they are coming thick and fast.”

Conor Sefton


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