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by Tom Moore
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Transfer news: The Lions have other areas they need to strengthen after bowing out of the Capital One Cup thanks to a penalty shoot-out defeat to Crawley
Millwall boss Kenny Jackett believes that he has other areas he needs to strengthen before he looks to replace Scott Barron after his free transfer to Brentford.
The Lions were beaten on penalties by Crawley in the first round of the Capital One Cup and it was a result that gave the manager plenty to ponder.
We’ll see what happens,” said Jackett.
“We have Malone. We have Lowry, who is capable of that position and we have Jack Smith.
“We don’t have a big squad and I think there are other areas that need strengthening more than there.”
Jackett found some positives after the defeat and hailed the character of his side for the way they came back against a side he described as ‘on the up.’
“We did well to come back twice,” he added.
“Overall I thought a draw was about fair. Both sides had chances.
“We’ve hit the target with the two penalties and the goalkeeper made good saves.”
The highlight of the night for the Lions was Shaun Batt scoring his first goal for the club since April 2010.
The 25-year-old had over 12 months on the sidelines after sustaining a cruciate ligament injury that required three operations to fix it, limiting him to just six appearances as substitute before last night since joining in 2010.
“Batt scoring will hopefully break a big barrier for Shaun,” the manager added.
“He has battled very hard, it has been a long road for him and to get the goal hopefully lifts him.”