Jackett pleased with turnaround

Lions boss hails performance; Jewell frustrated with Town's display

Kenny Jackett: Two wins from two games has pleased the Millwall manager

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Kenny Jackett admitted he has been delighted with Millwall's change in fortunes as they continued their march up the Championship table.

Jay Simpson inspired the Lions as they comprehensively beat Ipswich 4-1 to make it two wins in two and inflict a second successive defeat on the visitors.

Simpson scored two and set up two as the hosts won for only the second time at home in the league this season.

Darius Henderson, fresh from a hat-trick against Leicester, also netted in the first half while Liam Feeney got in on the act to leave Jimmy Bullard's effort only a consolation for Ipswich.

Millwall had not won in 10 league games, prior to last weekend's 3-0 victory at Leicester. And now with two from two Jackett insists the turnaround is underway.


"It was a very good game and to get back-to-back wins in Leicester away and Ipswich at home is big for us," said Jackett.

"The table is still tight points-wise so hopefully this little run will give the boys confidence. We want to continue playing well, scoring goals and pushing up the table.

"The players are a determined bunch and don't want to be down the bottom of the league. There are no poor teams in the Championship so you have to be on your game to get a result.

"Jay Simpson has progressed well, his fitness has come on and, with that, confidence and it's always good for strikers to score and make goals.

"The start he's made for us has been a good one and the partnership of Jay and Darius Henderson is starting to come together.

"Liam Feeney's done well since he's been here too. He got a great round of applause when he came off, he's got good feet, a turn of pace and he's been an outlet for us."

Soft underbelly

Meanwhile, Ipswich boss Paul Jewell was left frustrated with his side's lack of spirit.

"People know we're susceptible to the counter-attack because, at the moment, we've got too many people who want to do their own thing," said Jewell.

"For their second goal, the ball drops to Jay Simpson and there are three players around him but nobody's on the front foot, everybody's backed off.

"We had a run where we've taken the game to the opposition but we were nowhere near that against Millwall.

"We conceded two goals in five minutes in the first half and pretty much the same in the second; the team's got a soft underbelly.

"The way we conceded the goals was hugely disappointing. When we scored the goal at 2-1 I thought we might go on to get something.

"We passed the ball more than them but we don't pass it in areas where we can hurt them. We want to play the game like we're 3-0 up; we're not prepared to get in behind them."