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It's a big challenge...

1 February 2013

....and we're ready for it!

Kenny Jackett believes that Millwall have a big, big three months ahead of them as the season really starts to take shape.
Whilst The Lions have progressed to the last 16 of the FA Cup at the expense of Premier league Aston Villa, boss Kenny is determined to make sure that his side don't let their Championship challenge slip.
Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat at Barnsley was the team's second successive league loss, and according to Kenny, tomorrow's home game against third-placed Hull City could not come quickly enough.
"It was a night at Oakwell when we were below par," he said "And my immediate reaction was that this Hull game could not come quick enough.
We have three big months ahead of us in the League and Cup and have a real opportunity to achieve something.
Our form since the turn of the year has been inconsistent but we have players coming back towards fitness who will add competition for places and the addition of Rob Hulse this week improves our forward options.
Rob's an experienced striker who can hold the ball up well, which we haven't been doing as well as we can recently and as a result, we've been under more pressure.
I'm hopeful he can improve our 'goals for' tally which has taken a bit of a dip in recent weeks."
Frontman Hulse could make his first start for The Lions having joined on loan from QPR just hours before Tuesday night's game at Barnsley. 
Scott Malone (back) could be available having missed the last six games through injury, but Tam Mkandawire (knee), Paul Robinson (pelvis), Chris Taylor (knee) and Nathan Tyson (ankle) all remain sidelined, although Tam returned to training on Thursday and both Chris and Nathan are responding well to treatment.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce snapped up Egyptian internationals Mohamed Nagy and Ahmed Fathi on transfer deadline day (subject to international clearance) but the duo and not due to link up with the Tigers squad until next week.
However right winger Ahmed Elmohamady has rejoined the Tigers on loan from Sunderland until the end of the season and will be in the squad tomorrow.
Bruce has no fresh injury concerns ahead of The Den clash as his team aim to become the third team to complete the 'double' over Millwall this season; Cardiff and Barnsley being the other two.

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