Championship - Holloway reveals Jackett influence

Ian Holloway says former Millwall manager Kenny Jackett played a major role in persuading him to take the job at The Den.

Holloway was appointed as Steve Lomas' successor on Monday and took his first training session on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old former QPR and Crystal Palace boss is "honoured" to have been given the role and said he has "never felt more wanted" by a club's board.

"I'm delighted to be here," Holloway told the club's official website. "I was out of work and got a phone call from a fantastic friend of mine in Kenny Jackett. He recommended that I speak to (chief executive) Andy Ambler and (chairman) John Berylson. I asked him why, and he told me what kind of people they are.

"I met Andy on Thursday and John on Friday, and I was completely blown away for lots of reasons. Everything they want for the club completely mirrored how I feel. I've never felt so wanted in my whole life."

Millwall are fourth from bottom of the Championship and face a trip to Huddersfield on Saturday.