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

EMPICS Sport

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
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Millwall news

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Arsenal's Emirates Stadium (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Us football fans like to think we know a lot about our sport, but we also like a test.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Angelo Ogbonna of West Ham United is mobbed in celebration (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Football fans love their quirky players and moments.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Dwight Gayle of Crystal Palace hits the post (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Football League loan window is now open and Championship clubs will be looking to do business.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Chelsea's new signing Alexandre Pato signs for Chelsea at the Cobham Training Ground (Credit: Darren Walsh)

Struggling to keep track of what your London club did during the window? We’ve put together a list of every officially confirmed transfer deal in the January transfer window 2016.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Chelsea's new signing Alexandre Pato signs for Chelsea (Credit: Darren Walsh)

Struggling to keep track of what your London club has done during the window? We’ve put together a list of every officially confirmed transfer deal in the January transfer window.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Read more
Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport