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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

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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.”

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