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Kenny calls for concentration

12 March 2013

One hurdle at a time, says the manager

Kenny Jackett insists he and his side can't begin to look any further ahead than tomorrow night's FA Cup Quarter-Final replay against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
The winner of the tie will face Wigan Athletic at Wembley in the Semi-Finals but Kenny, who has no fresh injury concerns after the 0-0 draw at The Den, is calling on his side to focus all their efforts on beating Michael Appleton's men ahead of Saturday's derby with Charlton.
"You can't be concentrating on Wigan at Wembley because you have to work out how to get there first. That equation is the thing we have to focus on.
It was a tight game on Sunday and one, for the most part, we did pretty well in. I wasn't disappointed with my team's performance. If we can repeat that you will win more games than you'll lose."
The Lions' boss admits that his tactics and formation could change, like with any away game, but believes the fundamentals will remain the same as his side bid for a third Wembley appearance in five years.
"The key to winning the game is the same as it is to winning any game, in whatever competition. The level of anticipation and excitement is high and slightly different as we're in the latter stages but the things you need to concentrate on to win a game of football are the same."
Millwall are yet to concede in two games against Rovers so far this campaign after previously coming away from Ewood Park with a 2-0 League win back in November, but Kenny is adamant that his men can't take anything for granted when they face up for the third time tomorrow.
"I have great respect for Blackburn. Their front two on Sunday worked out to £11million in transfer fees. They've had Josh King come in, (Colin) Kazim-Richards possibly coming back and taken David Bentley on loan so there's a lot there. They have a lot of Premier League and big game experience. My focus is on my own team matching that."






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