Delighted Forde earns Jackett praise after Rovers shut-out

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DAVID Forde hailed Millwall's clean sheet against Blackburn Rovers after boss Kenny Jackett praised the goalkeeper for making two crucial saves.

The Lions' 2-0 win at Ewood Park was far from straightforward and Forde made flying stops to keep out goalbound efforts from Martin Olsson and Joshau King at the start of the second-half.

And Jackett said: "I'm pleased for David. He's been a big player over a number of years for the club and myself, and he made a couple of vital saves."

After Millwall weathered the storm, they hit back in spectacular style through Chris Wood and James Henry, their long-range thunderbolts leaving opposing keeper Paul Robinson with no chance.

And Forde, who raced to the halfway line to celebrate both goals, said he could not decide which was the better strike.

"I'd have to flip a coin," he joked. "They were two absolutely phenomenal goals. I don't think Blackburn can have any qualms about the result.

"We had the better chances, were the better side and we created more. It was an absolutely fantastic win and it was thoroughly deserved.

"We started off very well and had two goals disallowed for offside. We were a bit peeved at half-time that we weren't in the lead. We kept at it and we kept going.

"We knew it was going to be tough and they came at us in the second-half. But we managed to score two fantastic goals.

"It's great to come here, keep a clean sheet and get a massive, massive win that puts is in into the play-off positions.

"I had two big saves to make and I guess they proved to be vital, which is always pleasing. I'm just delighted we got another clean sheet.

"It keeps our unbeaten run going and who knows it where it could end up?"

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3 thoughts on “Delighted Forde earns Jackett praise after Rovers shut-out

  • November 26, 2012 at 16:17

    Good to see Forde getting some praise for once. I've never understood the criticism he gets from many quarters at the Den and on the forums. He has been an excellent player for us, as shown by the number of clean sheets during his time as No. 1. The unbeaten run is a fantastic achievement by all, and Forde has been an integral part of it.

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    • November 27, 2012 at 13:10

      The criticism was mainly cos he couldn't catch a cold but fair play to him he has obviously worked at it in training and its paid off. The presence of Taylor and losing his place has clearly made him knuckle down and fight for his number 1 status. Think pressman has helped no end also. Was a reliable keeper in his day and very confident at claiming crosses.

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