Boss Jackett hails players after Millwall's rout at Ipswich

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KENNY Jackett was full of praise for his players after Millwall's 3-0 win at Ipswich Town this afternoon.

The Lions moved up to 16th position in the Championship table with victory at Portman Road ahead of next week's final match of the season at home to Blackpool.

Andy Keogh's brace, Liam Trotter's second-half strike and Maik Taylor's penalty save proved to be the decisive moments in East Anglia, and boss Jackett was left delighted by another impressive away display from his troops.

"We've found a winning formula and it's been hard-earned," he told the club's official site. "We've been a bit more like ourselves from last season.

"We've got into a system and with Keogh up there, we've always got some pace on the break. The goalkeeper did very well again and made a big difference.

"I didn't think it was a penalty and I thought it was a poor decision by the referee, but in the end I'm pleased to say it didn't matter.

"Trotter playing out wide surprised them a little. We put Harry Kane out there in the second half  because it's important to show some tactically flexibility.

"Ipswich are very good on the ball, they have a lot of threats and can score from a lot of angles, so we've done very well to defensively nullify them."

Millwall go into their final game of the campaign as one of the division's form sides, and Jackett is keen to build-up a head of steam to take into next season.

He said: "We want to finish as high up the league as we can and above as many people as we can. There's a good gap between ourselves and the bottom three now, probably more than at any other time during the season.

"Our final game of the season is at home and we want to put on a good performance and leave the fans with something that bares well for next year and gives them encouragement."



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