Jackett: Millwall can still make play-offs
Monday 21 March 2011
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett remains confident that his side can make the play-offs despite dropping two points in the 3-3 draw with Cardiff on Saturday. "We are six points off the play-offs," he said. "I think we are in a very good position to challenge for them." The striker Steve Morison scored an 87th-minute equaliser to deny Cardiff a first win in four games. Chris Burke had twice put Cardiff ahead but Millwall, who had Alan Dunne sent off late on, battled back for a point to stall Cardiff's claims for automatic promotion.
The Sheffield United manager, Micky Adams, has stressed the importance of his side's home form in fighting relegation off the back of their 2-0 win at home to Yorkshire rivals Leeds. An Eric Lichaj own goal and a Bjorn Helge Riise strike helped the Blades to a surprise victory, although they still remain in the drop zone. "I told the players that everyone had written them off before the game. But we're not finished yet. We've got four home games left which are key to it and this performance has given us a chance."
QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt's illness meant a start for Hogan Ephraim and the winger scored to maintain their seven-point lead at the top of the table with a 1-0 over Doncaster.
At the other end of the league, Preston's Nathan Ellington scored a injury-time winner to beat manager-less Coventry 2-1 at Deepdale, keeping their slim survival hopes alive. Preston's second win in five days moved them to within eight points of safety, with a game in hand, whilst Coventry's run of seven games without a win leaves them in increasing danger.
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