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11 April 2013

Kenny calls for concentration

Kenny Jackett is calling for his side to not get carried away with the added media attention that has come as a result of Saturday's FA Cup Semi-Final against Wigan Athletic.
The Millwall boss spent close to two hours talking to members of local, national and international press - including nine television crews - at the training ground before his side went back to business in preparation for Wembley.
"It's great that there is so many people here," Kenny told the media on Thursday morning. "It shows we've done something right and it's good to see national attention on the club in a positive way.
It's a great game to look forward to and a big opportunity for us. We've done well to get this far but we want to go to Wembley on Saturday and put on a performance - one which gives us a chance of winning."
This is the third time Kenny has led his side to the national stadium since taking over as Millwall boss and he expects his charges to use that experience wisely come kick-off time on Saturday.
"For the players it's really important that they don't play the occasion but they play the football match, and that they concentrate on what happens between the white lines because these things can pass you by very quickly.
We're making sure, as a club, that everything is organised properly for the players so that they don't have to have any distractions whatsoever and can keep their focus and concentration on the main event at 5.15pm."
As ever, you can hear much, much more from Kenny in his pre-match preview exclusively on Lions Player on Friday.

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