Jackett: Millwall players were lifted by buoyant Den crowd

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KENNY Jackett paid tribute to Millwall's fans after Darius Henderson's last-gasp winner secured a crucial 2-1 victory over Bolton at The Den.

The home crowd rallied behind the Lions in the second-half of a frantic encounter – particularly after Chris Eagles' penalty miss in the 63rd minute, and Jackett felt that was key.

"It was a very good win," he said. "The win today makes the last two points away from home very important. In the last two games we have only conceded one goal, which is good.

"We continued to create chances, all of our forward players had good opportunities but the highlight for me today was the relationship between the crowd and the players.

"That's all we really did – bring the crowd into it through our good play and we have to continue to do that. That is key to a good home record.

"Eagles' penalty was maybe the turning point of the game, it got our crowd going and the players responded very well to the crowd. It brings out our passion.

"Bolton are a good side. I don't think you are going keep them quiet all the way through because they have some very good players.

"For instance, Eagles' execution of the free kick, where he has seen the wall jump and deliberately played it along the floor and rolled it in to outfox us.

"Defensively we have had our  problems and we had a new pairing again today with Mark Beevers and Danny Shittu.

"Shittu stepped in as captain for Paul Robinson and put in a big performance today against his old club."

Conor Sefton


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