Millwall boss gives his verdict on Brighton

07:25 19 December 2012

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS


Millwall manager Kenny Jackett paid tribute to Brighton as the “best side” that Millwall have faced, particularly away from home.

He said: “Brighton are a very, very good side and probably the best team we have played.

“But I’m pleased with the performance and result. We created a number of chances in the first half and then we came under pressure. I was pleased that we took something from the game.”

Jackett made it plain that he would do his best to hang onto Chris Wood but admitted there was no guarantee that the Kiwi would remain at The Den.

“I’m sure that Chris wants to stay. We are keen on him but we will have to see how it develops,” he said.

“I know that he likes it at Millwall. He has been playing and has been first choice.

“He is with us at present and his second goal was an absolute screamer. It’s tough for him and he tired towards the end but we need to support him the best we can.”

Jackett was forced to make a late change before kick-off by bringing in Jack Smith into the midfield in place of broken toe victim Andy Keogh.

“Unfortunately, Andy has a broken toe and we couldn’t inject it,” he said.

“We had to change the team because Andy didn’t feel good enough to play. The squad has to adapt and Jack Smith came in and delivered an excellent performance.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Millwall news

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal looks dejected after the second Dinamo Zagreb goal  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Depression and mental health problems in football are widespread with more than a third of players reporting symptoms, according to new research.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Alexis Sanchez

Can Chelsea back it six points from six in Portugal? Will Brentford’s new boss make the perfect start? And can Fulham and Arsenal build on their thumping victories? We’ve put together a coupon for Tuesday night.

Sunday, September 20, 2015
West Ham goalscorer Victor Moses holds off Manchester City's Raheem Sterling at the Etihad Stadium (pic: Martin Rickett/PA)

The transfer window already seems so long ago, but it was only a few short weeks.

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Petr Cech of Arsenal  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Test your knowledge of this season’s new arrivals with our 2015 transfer window quiz.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Pedro of Chelsea has quickly adapted to Premier League football having left Barcelona. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The summer transfer window already seems like a distant memory but were you paying attention?

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Read more
You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more

Latest Tech News