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Chris Hackett

Personal information
Full nameChristopher James Hackett
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionWinger
Club information
Current clubMillwall

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Chris Hackett (born 1 March 1983) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Championship club Millwall. He plays on the right wing, and was a former Oxfordshire county sprint champion.

He started his career with Oxford United where he made his debut against Wigan Athletic in April 2000. On 24 January 2006 he joined former Oxford Manager Graham Rix at Scottish Premier League club Hearts in a £20,000 deal. Press speculation had linked Hackett with a move to Hearts' city rivals Hibernian, who were interested in him before his aforementioned transfer to Hearts.

During his time at Tynecastle, Hackett found first team opportunities limited to one start and one substitute appearance. His chances were not helped after Graham Rix was sacked less than two months after signing him.

In July 2006 Hackett held talks with Oxford Uniteds hated rivals Swindon Town, although eventually the deal fell through after talks broke down over wage demands. It was rumoured Hackett was demanding a similar contract to the one he was on at Hearts. Distraught that the deal had fallen through, his agent starting sounding out lower league clubs in England, Cardiff, Bristol City and Hull City were all said to be interested, but in the end Hackett chose to sign for Millwall on 2 August 2006. On 22 September 2008, Hackett committed his long-term future to Millwall, signing a new deal which expires in 2010. Hackett had spent most of the previous season on the injury list after suffering knee ligament damage. He has further extended his contract with the club until 2012, after recently signing a new deal. In the 2009/10 season, he was a key part of Millwall's promotion campaign via the Play-Offs. He started over 30 league games, although he missed the two semi-finals of the play-offs through injury. But he did return for a substitute appearance in Millwall's victorious Wembley triumph.

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