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Millwall boss: Bolton win made Burnley and Bristol City points very good

19:59 06 October 2012

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire

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Millwall manager Kenny Jackett felt his side’s draws on the road at Burnley and Bristol City were made even better with victory over Bolton.

Darius Henderson gave the Lions a 1-0 lead at half time before Chris Eagles equalised shortly after the break.

However the Trotters’ winger missed a penalty on the hour mark and this turned the momentum back to Millwall.

And in the last minute of normal time, Henderson struck to give Jackett’s side all three points.

“It was a very good win,” the Lions boss said, adding; “The home win today made the performances and points away from home very good.

“The last two games we’ve only conceded one.

“We’ve continued to create chances for all of our front players.”

Eagles had wound up the home fans and that inspired them to increase the volume and it made for a traditional Den atmosphere.

“The highlight for me today was that the relationship between the players and the crowd today was there,” Jackett revealed.

“It only goes off the players performance that’s all.

“We really did bring the crowd into play through our good play and we have to continue to do that.

“It’s key to a good home record.”

Millwall did have to work hard and had to endure a difficult opening phase of the second half as the Trotters poured forward looking to equalise, and then take the lead once Eagles scored from a free-kick.

“They are a good side,” Jackett admitted. “I don’t think you’re going to keep them completely quiet all the way through.

“They have some very good players.

“Eagles’ execution of the free-kick for their goal. He has seen the wall jumping and played it along the floor. It outfoxed us but defensively we have had some problems.

“We had a new pairing at the back with Mark Beevers on debut and Danny Shittu as his defensive partner.

“Danny is looking very good and filling in for Paul Robinson as captain and did very well against his former club.”

At the other end Henderson grabbed the headlines with his fourth goal in the three games this week.

“He has been in great form,” Jackett added. “He got 19 last year and has half a dozen so far this term.

“Chris Wood had some good chances today. He is a goalscorer and he will score.”

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