Jackett wants Wolves win to lift Millwall before quarter-final

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

KENNY Jackett believes beating Wolves on Tuesday would be the perfect preparation for Millwall's FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.

The Lions welcome Dean Saunders' strugglers to The Den in the Championship ahead of their last-eight tie with Rovers on Sunday and Jackett says three points would be a timely confidence boost.

And the Millwall boss admits his players need to compete on both fronts if they are to prevent their season from petering out after defeat to Leeds United on Saturday.

He said: "From our point of view and in terms of this season, is the glass half full or half empty? That has very much been the case since we've been back in the Championship.

"We don't want to be sliding down the table after what were two good away performances to some degree. We did not have the rub of the green against Leeds in terms of the decisions.

"We go back to The Den and I have said to the players that we have to focus very quickly on getting results at home. Getting results at home in such a big week for the club is key.

"We can't afford to get sucked into a dog fight at the bottom and that's very much on my mind. We have to address that on Tuesday and we want to be going into the cup game playing well.

"The FA Cup is a big opportunity for us but you can't turn form on and off like a tap – there has to be some momentum and confidence in the team."



2 thoughts on “Jackett wants Wolves win to lift Millwall before quarter-final

  • March 5, 2013 at 10:02

    I'm pretty sure we'll come out of this week in a very good position but wolves tonight will be a very hard game to win, they're still winless under Saunders and sitting in the bottom three
    which worries me. We never seem to raise our game against those teams down the bottom we should have about 10000 tonight so it could be quite a decent atmosphere. but we haven't a settled starting 11 which is another concern if mine. In our good run we had more or less a settled side with one or two coming in to cover, but now in this bad run its looks as though we're struggling to find our best 11, I know you have to find it by changing your players around but games are coming thick and fast now and we are running out of time. We've sent a few out on loan so there shouldn't be anyone around moaning about game time. Get trotts and smith back in tell Lowry to behave and play football like we did in our good run, feed the front line with some decent service and the goals will come. We don't need to make too many changes all the time only the one or two for injuries and suspensions. We lost two players and all of a sudden heads drop form dips and we're close to disaster, come on wall pick yourselves up its not all doom and gloom, a win tonight keeps the bottom three away from us and a win on Sunday sends us to wembley if that isn't motivation for you then you shouldn't be playing football full stop let alone for millwall.

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