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Kenny Jackett looks forward to Den return

16 October 2014

"I have so many friends at the club and it will be great to see those people"

Former Lions Boss Kenny Jackett expects no quarter to be given on the field once Saturday's Championship encounter kicks-off at 3pm, but he is looking forward to returning to The Den for the first time since his departure in May 2013. 

"Having been at Millwall for the best part of six years I have so many friends at the club and it will be great to see those people," Kenny told
"I'm pleased and proud of what we managed to achieve during that period, taking the team from the lower reaches of League One into the Championship, then establishing ourselves as a Championship club and reaching the semi-final of the FA Cup. 

"It's great to see that work carrying on and Millwall going from strength to strength. Staying in the Championship at the end of last season was very important because as we all know, League One can be very tough to get out of. 

"I learned a great deal during my time at Millwall which has benefited me in my current job. I also worked for Ian Holloway for three years at QPR and thoroughly enjoyed it. That was certainly a steep learning curve with the club in administration for much of that time, and I also learned a great deal from him. 

"He is one of the most experienced managers in the game, having started in that capacity with Bristol Rovers in the mid to late 1990s. I have the utmost respect for him and his ability. There was no doubt in my mind that Ian would be a very good fit for Millwall. 

"Millwall is a unique football club with a great siege mentality. I received great backing when I was manager there, not only from the chairman and the directors, but from all the people behind the scenes, the groundsman, the kitman, everyone. 

"That’s what I told Ian he could expect and that was one of the reasons I enjoyed such a long and happy association with the club.” 

* A full interview with Kenny Jackett will appear in Saturday's edition of 'The Lion', Millwall's matchday programme, priced at £3 and on sale at the Wolves game

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