Millwall's vulnerability from set-pieces worries Jackett

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KENNY Jackett lamented Millwall's weak defending from set-pieces after they were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Crawley Town.

The Lions were beaten 4-1 on penalties after a 2-2 draw with the League One outfit and Jackett vowed there is more to come from his players after a disappointing start to the new season.

Hope Akpan scored the visitors' first goal direct from a corner, heading in unmarked from six yards after eluding his marker at the near post, and Jackett was frustrated to concede such a soft opener.

He told Lions Player: "We can do better. There's more to come from us. We had spells where we showed what we could do but I think we are a lot better on the ball than we showed tonight.

"Turning possession into chances is they key to that. Having said that, throughout pre-season we looked light through the middle and vulnerable at set pieces. We need to be stronger.

"The first goal is important in any game and we conceded to a set-piece.

"I wouldn't deny that a draw was the right result at the end of the 90 minutes. That was a fair reflection of the game. I didn't think either side really did enough to win it.

"There were some positives; Scott Malone did well coming down the left-hand side in his first game, Danny Shittu played for almost an hour and Shaun Batt got a goal. We need to move forward and stick together, learn from the things we did poorly and build on the things we did well."



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