Delighted Forde earns Jackett praise after Rovers shut-out

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DAVID Forde hailed Millwall’s clean sheet against Blackburn Rovers after boss Kenny Jackett praised the goalkeeper for making two crucial saves.

The Lions’ 2-0 win at Ewood Park was far from straightforward and Forde made flying stops to keep out goalbound efforts from Martin Olsson and Joshau King at the start of the second-half.

And Jackett said: “I’m pleased for David. He’s been a big player over a number of years for the club and myself, and he made a couple of vital saves.”

After Millwall weathered the storm, they hit back in spectacular style through Chris Wood and James Henry, their long-range thunderbolts leaving opposing keeper Paul Robinson with no chance.

And Forde, who raced to the halfway line to celebrate both goals, said he could not decide which was the better strike.

“I’d have to flip a coin,” he joked. “They were two absolutely phenomenal goals. I don’t think Blackburn can have any qualms about the result.

“We had the better chances, were the better side and we created more. It was an absolutely fantastic win and it was thoroughly deserved.

“We started off very well and had two goals disallowed for offside. We were a bit peeved at half-time that we weren’t in the lead. We kept at it and we kept going.

“We knew it was going to be tough and they came at us in the second-half. But we managed to score two fantastic goals.

“It’s great to come here, keep a clean sheet and get a massive, massive win that puts is in into the play-off positions.

“I had two big saves to make and I guess they proved to be vital, which is always pleasing. I’m just delighted we got another clean sheet.

“It keeps our unbeaten run going and who knows it where it could end up?”

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