Jackett: Millwall have to build on Bolton win against Palace

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KENNY Jackett wants Millwall to put an end to their stop-start form with a win against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Lions lost five of their first seven Championship fixtures this season but picked up five points from games against Burnley, Bristol City and Bolton before the international break.

But Jackett is not getting ahead of himself and knows that defeat in the South London derby at Selhurst Park would undermine his side's resurgence.

"We are three games undefeated with two draws away and a big win at home, so we have to really build on that now," he said.

"We need to make sure that we don't slip back because it is a very competitive league and we can't take anything for granted.

"Palace have won six out of their last seven games and they are on a very good run at the moment. It is a local derby and a big game for us so we have to make sure that we are right for it."

The Eagles' recent purple patch has coincided with the return to form of star winger Wilfried Zaha, but Jackett is wary of focusing too much on the 19-year-old.

"They have done very well to keep hold of him and he is a very big player for them," he said.

"Obviously we have to make sure we do our homework to be able to negate him as much as we can, whilst not taking away any of our own strengths to go on and be able to win the game."

Conor Sefton

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