Millwall boss Jackett proud of Forde's international success

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© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL manager Kenny Jackett says the whole club is proud of goalkeeper David Forde following his elevation to number one status with the Republic of Ireland.

Forde, who was confirmed as Giovanni Trapattoni's first-choice stopper earlier this year, is set to start in World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria during the international break.

"I am pleased for Fordey because he has come back into the team and had an excellent season," Jackett said. "I know how much it means for him to be Ireland's number one.

"He's come through the hard way in terms of his goalkeeping career and it's been a long road for him to get where he is.

"For quite a few years he was playing in the Irish league himself so to get in the squad and then to make his full debut makes me very pleased for him. He's worked hard to get there.

"From the club's point of view, it's a proud moment if he plays again. Yes, we're hoping there's no injury and he comes through, but we're proud that Millwall have a player in that position."

Conor Sefton

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10 thoughts on “Millwall boss Jackett proud of Forde's international success

  • March 19, 2013 at 17:26
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    Well deserved, a very good keeper and getting better with age. Has played an awful lot of games in his time with us and by the time he's finished with us I think he'll be able to join the long list of very good keepers we've had. Hard work pays off.

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  • March 19, 2013 at 18:17
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    Keepers improve with game time, the more he plays the better he plays. Well done Fordey.

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  • March 19, 2013 at 19:29
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    Brilliant experience for him before he plays at wembley against Wigan. Good Luck Fordeyy

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  • March 19, 2013 at 20:40
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    Best ive seen him play this year..solid keeper just hope we can hold on to him! Coyl

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  • March 19, 2013 at 22:25
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    Amazing how his form improved once he had competition.
    Good luck to him though. A deserving number one.

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  • March 19, 2013 at 22:50
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    We love you Fordey, we do!

    Echo all these thoughts, boys. Hope he doesn't get snaffled up in the off-season.....

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  • March 19, 2013 at 23:09
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    He is a great shot stopper but boy is he a nutter!!! Can't tell you the amount of times my heart has been in my mouth because of his runs + antics. Overall a great keeper and has got A Lot better since last year. Well done Fordey

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  • March 20, 2013 at 06:54
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    Improved big time of late lets hope he keeps
    It up well done fordey and good luck for the
    Internationals

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  • March 20, 2013 at 06:55
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    Improved big time of late lets hope he keeps
    It up well done fordey and good luck for the
    Internationals.

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