Jackett to utilise whole squad during Millwall's tour of Ireland

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MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett says he will utilise all 23 of the players he is taking on the club's pre-season tour of Ireland.

The Lions' three-game stint in the Emerald Isle begins on Monday with a match against Shelbourne (7.45pm kick-off).

And Jackett says he will seize the opportunity to experiment with his team, as he has done in previous years.

"Pre-season has been good," he told Lions Player. "I've been pleased with the players' fitness and attitude.

"We go into the programme of games now and I'm looking forward to the team taking shape.

"Quite a few players have come back [from injury] fit and strong and we had a side that finished last season very well, so we want to combine those two things during the three games in Ireland.

"We think we've been very thorough this pre-season. Getting the most out of every single member of the squad is key for me.

"We're taking 23 players to Ireland and everyone will be taking part and getting games. Within that group will be a couple of younger players that we want to look at as well.

"We like the training facilities out there and it's not too far to travel. The opposition will be competitive and many of them will be looking to get moves over to England, so I'm expecting high-tempo games against sides that want to make an impression on us."



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