Jackett praises impact of Henry and Keogh in Millwall win

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KENNY Jackett heaped praise on Andy Keogh and James Henry after Millwall's 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough at The Den.

The pair were the stand-out performers against Tony Mowbray's side, with Keogh scoring a brace and Henry heavily involved in two of the Lions' three goals.

But Jackett was equally impressed by Henry's defensive work and admitted the 23-year-old had run himself into the ground by the time he was substituted in the 83rd minute.



"Henry's a very talented player," Jackett said. "His assists and delivery are excellent – both in open play and from dead balls. He doesn't flatter to deceive – he does produce and create chances.

"James was covering George Friend on the left wing in the second half and if he hadn't, we wouldn't have got the result. You need to do the attacking and the defending. He was very tired at the end.

"He and Keogh led from the front today. They've been big players for us and Andy will get confidence from his two goals.



"It's nice to get our first home win because we want to be strong at The Den. It's a very good result and performance against a very talented side."

"We caused them lots of problems and created chances, which we have done generally during the course of the season, and our passing is improving.

"They had the penalty and Emnes' chance right at the end, but apart from that we did limit them in terms of opportunities. I'm very pleased with the goals we scored."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

3 thoughts on “Jackett praises impact of Henry and Keogh in Millwall win

  • September 1, 2012 at 17:29
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    They both ran themselves into the ground today. Great team performance; not one player could be faulted.

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  • September 1, 2012 at 18:12
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    Totally agree. a real quality performance from the Lions.

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  • September 1, 2012 at 18:24
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    Excellent performance from the team as a whole and a really good game of football

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