Lions lacked bite after a decent start, says Jackett
Millwall boss Kenny Jackett was disappointed his side failed to capitalise on a bright start against Norwich City. The Lions has arguably the better of the game until Wes Hoolahan struck in the 28th minute to give the home side the lead.
Millwall boss Kenny Jackett was disappointed his side failed to capitalise on a bright start against Norwich City.
The Lions has arguably the better of the game until Wes Hoolahan struck in the 28th minute to give the home side the lead.
From then on, the Lions really failed to trouble the Canaries' makeshift backline and the home side held out comfortably for three more valuable points.
"I felt we started the game very well," Jackett said.
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"Our best period was up to Norwich's first goal, where we missed some chances and generally gave them some problems.
"From the first goal they could just hold us off just slightly and they just had enough, not by a mile, to keep us there."
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A half-chance for substitute Jason Price at 2-0 down might just have given them a lifeline for the last 20 minutes, said Jackett.
After Steve Morison flicked the ball on, Price was unable to get a touch with the goal at his mercy and City stopper Fraser Forster was able to gather the ball at the second attempt.
"We needed Price's chance to go in from Steve Morison's flick," the Millwall manager said.
"We needed that opportunity to maybe lift us but I just felt they could do enough to keep their noses in front and in Hoolahan they have probably the outstanding player in the division. He looked it today.
"That's eight straight wins for Norwich at home and they look a very strong side with some good individual players."
The Lions have won just once in 12 attempts away from home and Jackett admitted it was the reason they are not higher up the table and in the promotion play-off spots - a feat they achieved last season before losing 3-2 in the League One play-off final at Wembley to Scunthorpe.
"Our home form has been good but assessing our season after 23 games you would point straight to our away results," said Jackett.
"We're nibbling on the edge and without a doubt with a lot of games to go we're looking to build on what we've done and break into the top six."