Jackett not expecting to do any loan business

Kenny Jackett. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

Kenny Jackett. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

First published in Sport News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , sports editor

LIONS boss Kenny Jackett says he doesn’t expect there to be any comings and goings at The Den on the final day of the emergency loan window.

Millwall already have Mark Beevers, Adam Smith and Chris Wood at the club on temporary deals, as well as a couple of players out at other clubs.

Today is the last chance for clubs to make use of the loan window and boost their ranks before they can dip into the transfer market again on January 1 but Jackett feels it is unlikely there will be any changes.

“I don’t think so,” the manager told News Shopper.

“Tam Mkandawire is at Southend and doing well.

“I’m very pleased with him, he has played every game and they’ve had good results as well.

“Steve Mildenhall had a similar impact at Scunthorpe and has done very well.

“We aren’t expecting any more players to go out on loan or for anybody to come in.”

Millwall head to Blackburn on Saturday bidding to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games, form which has propelled them to within two points of the play-offs.

However, Jackett feels it is far too early to start thinking about a possible promotion push just yet.

He said: “We would be foolish to start talking like that or to look any further than Blackburn with half an eye on Wolves and Charlton in terms of planning.

“Going to Blackburn on Saturday is going to be a big challenge and one the players are in the game for.

“But I don’t think we are in a situation now where we are looking at where we might finish in May.

“I’ve watched Blackburn’s last game, they look very strong and I think they’ve got a very good side.

“If they catch their rhythm I think they can be a major force in this division.

“We are looking forward to going to Blackburn and then Wolves, they are two cracking ex-Premier League grounds.

“At the moment we are on an excellent run but they will be really hard games, ones where we will need to be at our best.”

And how big an achievement would it be to go into the Charlton game still unbeaten?

“It will be a big test if we do that ahead of a big derby game,” Jackett replied.

“It is a big eight days where we need everybody fit and available.

“We want to continue adding to our points total.

“For us we have shown some consistent form and been picking up points.

“The table is tight but we are pleased to say we are one of the sides that, if it is tight, then we are in a good situation because it means we are doing something right and competing all the time.”

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