Jackett hoping to thrive on feel-good factor against Ipswich

© Nicky Hayes
© Nicky Hayes

KENNY Jackett is looking for Millwall to thrive on a "feel-good factor" at The Den when they face Ipswich Town on Easter Monday.

The Lions boss believes there will be a buzz around the ground for the visit of the Tractor Boys after three straight wins away from home and the club's progression to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Millwall have not won in the league on their home patch since January and so Jackett is hoping his side can capitalise on the momentum generated by recent performances on the road.

"We've had two great away wins – six points against Charlton and Leicester is excellent," he said. "We want to get a win in front of our own fans because there is a feel-good factor at the club.

"In our last four games, we have won three and drawn one without conceding. Defensively we have been very solid after going quite a while without a clean sheet. It's a good run we want to continue."

And Jackett is keen to ensure his players do not take their foot off the gas after Friday's 1-0 win over the Foxes, which many believe has guaranteed the club's Championship status for another season.

He said: "It is going to take more. We have 50 points with nine games to go and we have the FA Cup semi-final coming up, so we do want to be safe sooner rather than later.

"We also want to go into that game in good form and with some confidence. All of those things are crucial. I've thought for a little while that 50 points won't be enough to keep you up.

"It looks like every side at the bottom is going to compete right until the end and the points total for the third-bottom side is going to be unusually high this season.

"50 points is something you look for and certainly my staff have mentioned it quite a lot during the course of the season. But if we finish the season with 50 points I will be very disappointed."

Jackett expects to be without the services of Chris Taylor against Ipswich after the winger missed the Leicester game with a slight groin strain.

"I think it's unlikely Chris will play on Monday, it is looking more like Saturday, but he has an outside chance," Jackett confirmed.



2 thoughts on “Jackett hoping to thrive on feel-good factor against Ipswich

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:30

    Come on wall time to give the fans something to cheer about at home. We've been rocking all over the world lately, lets see what's like to rock all over the den again. Forgot what it's like. 2-0 wall, trotts to score...... haha COYL

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  • April 1, 2013 at 12:12

    With nearly all the teams at the bottom winning we can't afford to take our foot off the gas.
    We need to put a bit more daylight between us and the relegation pack.
    Also it would be nice to take the strain off my ticker and be able to relax and enjoy the run in.

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