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Lions aim to end 45-year wait

5 April 2013

Jackett's side target St Andrews triumph

Kenny Jackett welcomes back Chris Taylor to the squad as Millwall look to record their first victory at Birmingham City in nearly 45 years.
Saturday 19th October 1968 was the day when goals from Derek Possee and John Gilchrist secured a 2-1 win for The Lions at St Andrews.
Now Millwall head to the Midlands not only determined to break that barren run against The Blues, but more importantly to get some precious Championship points on the board and move away from the dreaded drop zone.
Despite taking four points from two games over the Easter period and moving up in the table, results elsewhere have seen the five-point gap between Millwall third from bottom now cut to four points.
Such is the nature of the division this season, however, that if The Lions win their two games in hand, they would move to within four points of the Play-Offs.
"We are on 51 points with eight games to go," said boss Kenny. "Looking at Birmingham they are in a similar position, just above us, but will not be entirely comfortable and will be looking to their home games to win and move up.
They are quite young, quite a fresh team from the side that came down from the Premier League and have some very good players, especially going forward."
Speaking about his possible team selection Kenny added: "There's no reason why Chris Taylor shouldn't be involved now that he is back available, it was only a minor groin injury that kept him out for a couple of games and the rest of the group will be as it was.
I'm looking for the team to improve from one game to the next and if I need to make changes to do that whether that be to the balance of the team, the formation or just actually individual form of the players - then that's what I'll do. That's where my changes are going to come from.
I'm not going to be resting people unless they've got an injury situation that means that they can't play."


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