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Lions boss: Henderson is perfect partner for Wood
KENNY Jackett expressed his delight with the blossoming strike partnership of Darius Henderson and Chris Wood after a thumping 4-0 win over Huddersfield at The Den.
Loan signing Wood scored twice to take his tally to four goals in two matches and Jackett believes Henderson is a perfect partner for the young New Zealander.
The Den chief said: “He (Wood) is a goal-scorer and he has formed a decent partnership with Darius.
“I think he has thrived on Darius’ leadership and experience and, as a young player coming in, he couldn’t have a better partner at the moment.
“He will be the first to say that Darius has really helped him and Henderson has been a leader and a key player for us.”
Henderson set up Wood for the first goal of the afternoon with a beautiful low cross towards the near post and the West Brom striker finished from six yards.
Jackett said: “It was nice to see the front two combine.
“Wood still had a bit to do but he slid it under the keeper from a good ball.
“He has said positive things in the last couple of weeks because he has come here and he has played, whereas he has had other loans where he has been on the bench.”
Millwall welcomed back James Henry from injury after he missed the last two matches and the winger rounded off a good display with the third goal.
The boss added: “We are pleased to have him back because he has had a good season for us.
“He has been consistent with his delivery and you can pretty much guarantee his crossing will be excellent and it was today.
“We can do more with his set-piece delivery because we haven’t scored enough goals from corners and free-kicks.”
Despite the set-piece failures, Millwall have now gone six games unbeaten and Jackett is happy his team are showing consistency.
He explained: “Today was a good day but we have gone six unbeaten now and that is hard to do in this league because it is a competitive league.
“There is a degree of consistency about us and it shows that we can compete.
“This is the longest run we’ve had since we have been in the division.
“It is a tight division and it will be right until the end, so consistency is a big thing and we don’t want to fall away.
“There weren’t many shots and not many chances today and we looked a little nervous at the back a couple of times but we grew into it.
“It was a tight game for quite a long time and I couldn’t necessarily see that coming.
“The key was the second goal, which was a very good goal when we were under pressure at the start of the second half, and I felt confident from 2-0 up.”
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