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Lions on the up

Millwall were promoted to The Championship yesterday afternoon, after beating Swindon Town 1-0 in a relative stroll of a play-off final at Wembley. A goal from youth team product Paul Robinson was enough to win the promotion for the Lions, who will now be looking forward to a derby with Crystal Palace next season.

‘It means everything to me having come through the academy,’ said Robinson. For me to score is a bonus but winning the game is all that is important.’ Millwall boss Kenny Jacket praised Robinson, and hinted that he will be taking hints from Blackpool while he mounts a promotion charge for the promised land of the Premier League.

‘Home-grown players are gold dust,’ he said. ‘He was a substitute last year here (when Millwall lost 3-2 to Scunthorpe), having missed the second half of the season because of injury.’

‘Blackpool are the inspiration. This is a fabulous win, it really is. We've had a good couple of seasons and it's great to have finished it off today. We'll look forward now quickly though because we want to compete next season, without a doubt. I'm so proud to be the first man to lead Millwall to victory at Wembley and I can't wait to lead these boys out in the Championship. They totally deserve it.’

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