Millwall boss excited by Leeds, Wolves and Blackburn games

© Nick Hayes
© Nick Hayes

MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett says his players are "full of enthusiasm" heading into a crucial week of their season – which starts with a trip to Elland Road on Saturday.

The Lions face a Championship double-header against Leeds United and Wolves before welcoming Blackburn Rovers to The Den for an FA Cup quarter-final next weekend.

And Jackett is relishing what could prove to be a make-or-break period for the club this campaign.



He told NewsAtDen: "It should be an exciting end to the season for us if we can get our form right. The next week-and-a-half for Millwall, a relatively small club in the Championship, is fantastic.

"We go to Elland Road on Saturday, play Wolves at home on Tuesday before an FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn at The Den. I'm looking forward to it and the players are full of enthusiasm."

Millwall kick-off a hectic eight days against Leeds and Jackett believes manager Neil Warnock, whose side are ninth in the table, made some wise acquisitions during the January transfer window.



"Leeds have improved of late," Jackett said. "Obviously Steve Morison is a good addition and I think Ross McCormack is a good partner for him. They've changed their midfield slightly too.

"David Norris is back and Michael Tonge is new to the club. Warnock at left-back has been another addition so they look like they have a bit more competition and have strengthened their group.

"They'll be eyeing the play-offs now and hoping to get a bit of momentum going into the last dozen games. Leeds away is always a great game given the size of the ground and the club."

With Chris Taylor fit again, Shane Lowry available after suspension and loan signing George Saville added to the squad, Jackett must decide whether to change the team that beat Middlesbrough.

He said: "You have to move on after every game but it is a nicer problem to have than the ones I've had recently. With the back-end of the season coming up, we want as many players fit and available.

"It's important that I find the right combinations in all areas of the pitch because the side has been regenerated a little bit since Christmas – a club always needs to freshen up and step on."

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4 thoughts on “Millwall boss excited by Leeds, Wolves and Blackburn games

  • March 1, 2013 at 13:37
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    We'll know one way or another which way we're heading come a week Sunday. I personally think it will be top half finish and wembley.
    Not just you KJ but the players should all be excited with the games coming up, not just the three mentioned but the three or four after them as well, we have a squad at a very good age and some of em could take leaf out of Lowry's and BAs books, ok Lowry puts himself about and gets more than his share of cautions, but so did Ben thatcher and Lucas Neil when he moved to fullback, they both play with no fear and listening to KJ last night it sounds as though George savile also plays with no fear. These boys should want to play in these games. As for the older lot jimmy is a perfect example, he plays with his heart on his sleeve and couldn't care less who he's playing.
    Well if the players can't pick themselves up for the run in we have I'm pretty sure KJ and the boys in the stands will let em know.
    Exciting times indeed.

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  • March 1, 2013 at 16:06
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    The squad is looking much stronger with the addition of Afobe up front and now Saville in midfield. Midfield is where we desparately needed some fresh competition and I hope in the coming weeks Trotter rises to the challenge. If he doesn't, and just sulks, he will have no future at the Den. Its up to him to show us what he's made of!
    We should have a decent starting 11 and bench for tomorrow's blood and thunder encounter that should help kJ find out which players want it most for the run in.

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  • March 1, 2013 at 16:17
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    COYL do em in there own back yard, Fair play to all you away fans and safe journey, i hope they lift the travel and ticket restrictions and give us 3,000 tickets so we can really show them Jimmy Savile loving tripe eaters how to make a noise. Bring them 3 points home Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii .

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  • March 1, 2013 at 19:10
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    Error in the 8th paragraph, 1st line.

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