Keogh and Easter lucky not to see red, admits Millwall boss

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

KENNY Jackett admitted both Jermaine Easter and Andy Keogh were fortunate not to be sent-off during the second-half of Millwall's 3-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town.

Keogh incurred the wrath of the home crowd when he appeared to stamp on Jack Hunt – although referee Scott Mathieson took no action – while Easter was booked for catching the same player.

Hunt was himself shown a yellow card for a retaliatory lunge on Keogh and Jackett decided to bring the striker off in the 84th minute with the situation in danger of boiling over.



Jackett said: "You want your players to show passion but that can quite often transmit into a straight red card on the wrong day and under the right circumstances, so that resulted in the substitution.

"I asked Adam Clayton, who was standing right by me, whether Andy stamped on Hunt and he said, 'no, not really'. There was also an incident where Jermaine came across his man.

"You have to avoid those situations. To a degree, they were fortunate not to be sent-off. That would have depleted us further with key games coming up and the squad stretched.

"While you want commitment and people to fight back when you're losing, Andy and Jermaine have to be very, very careful because either instance could have been interpreted as a red card."

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3 thoughts on “Keogh and Easter lucky not to see red, admits Millwall boss

  • April 22, 2013 at 09:17
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    At least they were getting stuck in!!! We need our players to work even harder now, we cant be sure that we are safe, that game was a 6 pointer and we pussied out!!!!!!!!!!! Come on lads i've got no fingernails left!!!!!

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  • April 22, 2013 at 09:43
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    No point gettign sent off though Leemark, but agree that passion is a must. Keogh has a lot to make up for this season, he has been a shadow of the player we know he can be and has proved himeslf to be last season.

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  • April 22, 2013 at 18:23
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    He has been absolute pony, even with all the excuses even when he was scoring he was crap..... He needs o get his head sorted......wouldn't be surprised if he was looking for a red to finish his season early , I am really not sure he wants to be here.

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