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Millwall striker: Defeats won't dampen mood in the camp

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TWO straight defeats have not dampened the mood in the Millwall camp ahead of their meeting with Nottingham Forest, according to Ricardo Fuller.

Fuller says boss Ian Holloway has maintained a positive atmosphere in training and that the players are refusing to be downbeat in the wake of back-to-back losses.

The striker's first goal for the club proved to be in vain as the Lions slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Reading on Tuesday.

"The manager is always a positive person and will pick us up," Fuller said. "He won't allow us to get down and that's a good way to be as a manager.

"He gives us confidence and positivity after a result like that. Anbody who was at Reading will know that we deserved at least a point.

"We had more shots and were creating more than them so it was such a shame that we lost the game like that. We got hit by a sucker punch that hurt like hell.

"It's a long campaign so we have to remain confident because it's only small things that are costing us – like switching off at set plays.

"If we can get these things right, we will be a force in this league because not many teams have the strength and quality that we showed to come back from 2-0 down.

"We need to get the small things right and do the basics properly."

Fuller insists Millwall will approach tomorrow's clash with high-flying Forest like any other Championship game.

"Forest are a good team and they've started well," he said. "It doesn't matter if we're playing top or bottom of the league, our job is to do the best we can.

"We're looking forward to the game and focused on getting a positive result."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

3 thoughts on “Millwall striker: Defeats won't dampen mood in the camp

  • September 19, 2014 at 16:21
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    Just do your job and get the goals.

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  • September 19, 2014 at 17:23
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    Super touch and strike on Tuesday Ric. Now your fitness has improved, more of the same on Saturday please. coyl

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  • September 20, 2014 at 09:02
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    Last season it would stayed at 2/ 0 maybe 3 /0 massive improvement all round

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