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Pulling together

30 April 2013

Players set for crunch clash

. "We have the opportunity in a home game to get the points which will keep us safe. I'm sure everybody will pull together.Lions Player "It's a big game for both clubs but particularly ourselves," Kenny told
The Lions go into the game in 20th - just a point off the drop zone - but know that a win will be enough to end any fears of relegation going into Saturday's trip to Derby County. At the same time, Ian Holloway's Eagles need three points themselves to consolidate their Play-Off position.
Millwall boss Kenny Jackett believes his side must match their character and commitment with quality against Play-Off chasing Crystal Palace as the club look to secure Championship safety.
There will be a great atmosphere at The Den as there always is in a London derby."
Kenny's defensive options are boosted by the return of skipper Danny Shittu and full-back Shane Lowry from suspension, although the game may come too early for Liam Trotter (knee). Chris Taylor and Paul Robinson are also still missing, and the manager has called for those who feature to showcase their talents against the Selhurst Park outfit.
"Some fresh players are welcome at this stage. We have to work very hard to get the right combination of players and find the balance between being solid defensively and attacking.
We need experience but we need ability as well. Character, sticking together - those things are important - but actual football ability is a good thing as well. We must make sure the players that we have use that."

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