Millwall boss eyes crucial win at Doncaster

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KENNY Jackett admits Millwall's match at Doncaster this evening will have a major bearing on their season.

The Lions can go nine points clear of their relegation rivals with victory at the Keepmoat Stadium, and Jackett admits the game is one of the most important of the campaign.

"It is a massive game and it is definitely a six-pointer," he told the club’s official website.

"Doncaster's results, by and large, have been pretty good and their performances as well.

"They have had quite a number of draws in the last half a dozen games whereas we have been a side who have gone 4-4-2, gone for it, created lots of chances and we have won or we have lost.

"They have brought in some big name players. When you look at the likes of [El-Hadji] Diouf and [Frederic] Piquionne, they are very talented players and at home they will realise and see their opportunity I am sure."

After narrowly missing out on all three points against Southampton, Jackett has called on his side to build on the positives from Saturday's defeat.

"There are many things we did on Saturday that we have to do  tonight. We have to eradicate these goals at the back and we have to make sure that doesn't develop and become a problem for us.

"We have to respect Doncaster and the ability in their side but after that our performance level is what we are working at and we are consistently trying to improve."

For Millwall defender Darren Ward, the Doncaster match represents an opportunity to make amends for defeat to the Saints.

He said: "We have a game very quickly after Saturday's game with the defeat so and this is a chance for us to put it right.

"We have been working hard in training so we can get a good result as what we want to get."

Conor Sefton

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