Jackett: Lions must be patient

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MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett was left frustrated by his side's impatience during their goalless draw with Derby.

The Lions struggled to convert their possession into chances and Jackett has called on his players to be more composed on the ball.

"We don't do things the easy way," he told the club's official website. "We had a lot of pressure today, but we didn't carve out enough clear-cut chances.

"There were two outstanding ones in the game – Paul Robinson's header from a corner that went just wide, followed by Craig Bryson's miss.

"We put a lot of balls into the box but their two centre-backs defended very well. We have to be more patient. We can't be slinging balls in from anywhere.

"Perhaps in the botton two divisions, a sheer volume of crosses will get you there in the end, but we have to draw people out and be patient. We can get anxious and put balls in left, right and centre, and good defenders just eat them up, like they did today.

"There's not a lot wrong but it was a frustrating performances. That's my overriding emotion, because I thought we could win. Other results have gone for us so it's a point towards our total, but it doesn't look like we're going to do things easily at the moment. It does look like a point gained.

"The players have spirit and effort, and that's a big thing. We haven't lost those two things and we applied a lot of pressure today."



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