Lions target big scalp

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Millwall boss Kenny Jackett hopes his side will get a big name in the third round of the FA Cup after overcoming Aldershot 3-0.

The Lions will be number 60 in Sunday's draw after Gary Alexander's brace and a third two minutes from time by substitute Ashley Grimes saw the 2004 finalists ease past Aldershot.

Jackett said: "It was comfortable in the end but all credit to Aldershot, they played very well and contributed to what I thought was a very good cup tie."

He added: "My preference in the next round would be to get a big Premier League side and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.

"In the end we will take whatever comes out. It is nice from our point of view, but we can put this one away and concentrate on Bristol Rovers.

"We created a number of clear-cut chances and took three of them. It was hard fought, well earned and in no way a comfortable victory, but I'm pleased to say by the end we did the job."

Aldershot boss Gary Waddock felt his side's defending let them down.

He said: "We played a part in the game but if you don't defend crosses properly, you get punished. We didn't create and that was the difference. We will learn from it and move on.

"It was a big day and I would have loved to have progressed to the next round. It was not to be and financially it would have been a big bonus for the club.

"Our priority is the league and to make sure we push forward in the league. We've tasted games against Coventry and Southampton in the cups and here against Millwall, but we've gone out 3-0 and that's disappointing."

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