Search

Jackett: Bolton can follow Arsenal and Chelsea on Millwall’s scalps list

14:24 17 February 2012

Kenny Jackett, Millwall manager

Kenny Jackett, Millwall manager

EMPICS Sport

The Lions last beat top-flight opposition in 1995, when they beat Arsenal and Chelsea in successive rounds

Millwall boss Kenny Jackett sees tomorrow’s game with Bolton as a brilliant opportunity to beat Premier League opposition.

The Lions have not beaten top-flight opposition in the FA Cup since 1995, when they beat Arsenal and Chelsea away from home in replays, and reached the 2004 final by only playing sides outside the top flight.

“I see it as a fantastic opportunity for our players to pit their wits against Premier League players and an established Premier League side for quite a number of years,” Jackett told the club’s official website.

“I have a huge amount of respect for their manager Owen Coyle, who’s done a fantastic job at every club he’s been at.

“We know it’ll be a tough game and it’s one we’re looking forward to.

“And if the players perform, if the players start well, if the players play with quality and passion, then the supporters will make it a fantastic atmosphere and the Den is a cracking atmosphere when there’s a big game and also when we’re the underdogs.”

Millwall were beaten 4-1 defeat to then-Premier League outfit Birmingham at the fourth-round stage in 2011 and Jackett has called on his players not to repeat the same mistakes.

“We had one or two chances early on but Birmingham got the first goal and went from strength to strength,” he said.

“We have to learn from that particular game.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Bexley news

Friday, July 22, 2016
New Scotland Yard in central London.

Figures show an increase in recorded crime in the borough

Friday, July 22, 2016
Sainsbury's staff present ellenor with cheque for more than £7,000

Money was raised in store and by selling donated goods

Friday, July 22, 2016

Most wards only have on PC and one PCSO

Thursday, July 21, 2016
The fox was found stuck on Thursday morning

He was discovered on Thursday morning

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Parkside Avenue, where a fire broke out this morning (Thursday, July 21)

The ground floor was “completely gutted” in the blaze

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Works on Northend Road will last from Monday, July 25, to Friday, August 12.

The closures will take place on weekdays only

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The care hub launched today (Wednesday)

Users can complete a self-assessment online to find out what support they need

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Children in Bexley are being taught about abuse

The NSPCC is calling for more volunteers

Most read news

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder