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Jackett's joy

15 December 2012

Den delight for Kenny

Lions boss Kenny Jackett hailed his gutsy team after a goal from Chris Taylor secured victory as Millwall bounced back fom last weekend's defeat at Ipswich Town in the best possible way against Play-Off hopefuls Leicester City.
Despite facing an early and then late Leicester onslaught, Jackett's men dug in to defend their slender advantage gaine courtey of sub Taylor's close-range finish.

"We had to weather the storm and we defended very well," Jackett said. "But then we started to create chances of our own and eventually made it a dominant performance.

"The goal came at the right time and gave us something to hold onto, to see the game out.

We showed some guts, we had to be at our very best against a Leicester side who have real quality across the board. I felt we defended very well in injury time, there were balls flying in all over the place but my two centre-halves handled that very well."

Commenting on Man of the Match Danny Shittu, Kenny added: "Danny Shittu has been a key player for us. He played a captain's role out there and was solid at the back all day.

Darius Henderson is coming back soon and that will help us because we need to maintain our position and push forward to build on this great start."

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