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1 March 2013

Kenny's thanks to travelling fans

There may only be 167 Millwall supporters travelling to Elland Road for tomorrow's early kick-off against Leeds United, but Lions boss Kenny Jackett is determined to make sure that their journey is worth it by steering his team to a second successive win.
The implementation of a voucher system has impacted on the number of Millwall fans heading to Yorkshire, but Kenny is sure that those supporters will give their whole-hearted backing to the team.
"We've had some great games with Leeds over the years," said Kenny. "We were together in League One and now in the Championship and when you play at Elland Road there’s a terrific atmosphere.
We’re sorry for our supporters because we think they should have enjoyed better access to the game, particularly as we've played them a number of times and everything has gone so well.
I can only thank the Millwall supporters who will travel up for their perseverance. I'm sure they will make themselves heard."
However, the boss is under no illusions how hard a task it will be on the pitch as Millwall face a Leeds side vying for an eighth League win in nine outings at Elland Road. United have also conceded only two goals in the last seven games on their own pitch. 
The Lions, who welcome back defender Shane Lowry from suspension, also bring new signing George Saville into the squad following his loan move from Chelsea on Thursday.
"These big games are what we are here for and what we got into this division for and we are looking forward to it," added Kenny. "With a win we go above them...that’s how tight it is for a number of clubs.
It’s close and competitive and can swing for many people. Two wins on Saturday and Tuesday against Wolves and we're really in business but Leeds have similar aspirations so we have to make sure that we have the purpose, energy and will-to-win tomorrow."


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