Jackett: We have to get over Wood leaving

19:29 29 December 2012

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Kenny Jackett says Millwall have to forget about the departure of Chris Wood and pointed to the amount of chances created in the 1-0 defeat at Cardiff as a cause for positivity.

This was Millwall’s first game without the striker, who scored 11 goals in 19 games during his loan spell with the Lions.

The West Bromwich Albion forward is expected to join Leicester in a £1.25million move when the transfer window reopens on Tuesday.

Cardiff’s Rudy Gestede scored his second goal of the season on his first start of the campaign in the eighth minute, with a close-range finish and that was enough for Bluebirds to record a 12th home win in 13 matches.

But the south Londoners created plenty of chances in Wood’s absence as the opening period wore on.

Darius Henderson headed straight at David Marshall in the 25th minute before forcing the Scotland keeper into a superb diving stop to his left 60 seconds later.

However, the best chance fell to James Henry who was sent clear, but fired horribly wide as Cardiff held firm.

Jackett said: “It was a good performance and the positive was the amount of chances we created. You need to finish those off. But we didn’t go down easy at all.

“We have to get over Chris leaving. The people above me tried very hard to keep him. We are disappointed, but they could not do anymore in our remit.

“He had an opportunity to go to a club geared for the Premier League. Money was one of those things, but it wasn’t solely that.

“I thanked him for his efforts and I wish him well.”

Related articles

Live Blog Transfer Window Live - August 20

 

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 16:31
Syrian activists in Kafranbel pay tribute to the murdered American war journalist

The video of US journalist James Foley being beheaded by a jihadi with what appears to be a London accent has been shared millions of times around the world already.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:12
Hyacinth Brown is still recovering from the heart attack in hospital.

An elderly pastor suffered a heart attack after police burst through her door in an early-morning drugs raid which her family say was a “massive mistake.”

Read more
Yesterday, 12:40
This undated image shows a frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley  (AP Photo)

An American journalist has been beheaded on video by an ISIS fighter in Syria - who is believed to be from London.

Read more

Promotions

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Match Reports

TOP STORIES

Quizzes

Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more
Millwall manager Ian Holloway (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ian Holloway was delighted by Millwall’s determination and fighting spirit after they grabbed a dramatic injury time equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday

Read more
Millwall manager Ian Holloway. Picture: Clive Gee/EMPICS

Substitute Magaye Gueye struck an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time as Millwall snatched a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Read more
Martyn Woolford. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Martyn Woolford puts Millwall’s flying start to the season down to their “perfectionist” manager Ian Holloway.

Read more

Millwall Transfer News

Millwall manager Ian Holloway (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ian Holloway was delighted by Millwall’s determination and fighting spirit after they grabbed a dramatic injury time equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday

Read more
Millwall manager Ian Holloway. Picture: Clive Gee/EMPICS

Substitute Magaye Gueye struck an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time as Millwall snatched a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Read more
Martyn Woolford. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Martyn Woolford puts Millwall’s flying start to the season down to their “perfectionist” manager Ian Holloway.

Read more
Felix Magath (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Felix Magath bemoaned his side’s defeat to Millwall and believes that Fulham were too nice to the Lions.

Read more