Jackett: Millwall were not at their best in Watford stalemate

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KENNY Jackett was pleased to come away from Watford with a point after admitting Millwall were not at their attacking best.

The Lions battled to only their second clean sheet of the season at Vicarage Road but a killer instinct in front of goal proved elusive as they failed to score for the first time in nine matches.

"We're eight games unbeaten now, which shows you something," said Jackett. "Perhaps the quality of our attacking play and the quickness of our passing wasn't quite there tonight.

"We didn't make the most of certain situations. On the other hand, we ground out a draw against a side that gave us problems. They're very comfortable on the ball and they can move it from one side to the other.

"During the course of the second-half, we came through losing two key players who have been instrumental to our form in Darius Henderson and James Henry. We wobbled for a few minutes but came back strongly and finished the game well.

"It was a good effort by the players. We have Derby at home on Saturday and we have to work very hard to win that game. If we do that, four points out of six away from home in our last two games will look good.

"I don't think we were at our best but we picked up a good point."

Henderson and Henry both had to be withdrawn early in the second period after pulling up in quick succession and Jackett confirmed the pair are a doubt to face Derby.

"We'll see how they are," he said. "They both came off with hamstring injuries. Henry's was neural so he may make a quick recovery.

"We'll know in the next 24 hours whether they'll be fit for Saturday. If not, we have players that can come in in that situation. Andy Keogh came on for Darius tonight and there's a number of people who can fill in on the right.

"The squad has to be good enough to be competitive and it's an opportunity for somebody else."



One thought on “Jackett: Millwall were not at their best in Watford stalemate

  • November 7, 2012 at 14:43

    Go on Kenny clean sheet...you loved it COYL

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