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Holloway: Millwall in confident mood ahead of Wigan trip

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IAN Holloway says that Millwall are in high spirits ahead of their trip to Wigan tonight, having been buoyed by their incredible comeback against Wolves.

Holloway was thrilled with the resilience shown by the Lions as they rallied from 3-0 down to claim an unlikely point at the weekend.

And he expects his side to take the same positive attitude into Tuesday's match at the DW Stadium.

Asked about the mood in the camp, Holloway said: "There's no lack of confidence in the group at the moment.

"You don't come back from 3-0 down if you don't have any confidence. The whole spirit of the group is spot on.

"Even Bakary Sako bending one into the top corner from 30 yards didn't knock us off our stride, so that's the good news.

"Lee Gregory's finish was sublime – he sent the keeper the wrong way.

"And Ricardo Fuller took his chances with aplomb. He came over to the bench to share his joy with everyone and that's from a bloke who I decided not to start!

"Those are the signs of a happy team. I want us to relax and enjoy every game.

"I don't feel like Alan Pardew or Harry Redknapp – we shouldn't let that creep in at our club because we're not about that."

Gregory and Fuller could be paired up front against the Latics.

"Ric's had a bit of a hamstring scare so he's managing himself," Holloway said.

"We've got to learn how he works – if you look at it, he scored two goals with his feet.

"Fuller isn't Stefan Maierhofer and the lads have got to realise that. Gregory hangs on the last man and Ric's a danger, so they might have the chance to work together."

Lee Martin, who changed the game when he came off the bench against Wolves, could also start.

"It was great to have Lee back – he created two of our goals," said Holloway. "It's not rocket science that we weren't the same without him."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

12 thoughts on “Holloway: Millwall in confident mood ahead of Wigan trip

  • October 21, 2014 at 09:45
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    Start gregory and fuller tonight ffs and lets just try and go in front for once, we always seem to do things the hard way, oh and be brave lan hollloway and drop dunne he's not good enough.

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    • October 21, 2014 at 09:48
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      @foxy: Agree with you but when it comes to Dunne, Ollioe has got blinkers on. There are better centre halves but he'll still play him there cos he's the captain. He might whip up the players on the pitch which is why I think he plays him but there are undoubtedly better players at Millwall in that position.

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      • October 21, 2014 at 10:01
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        @NICKOLA: Agree with all you say.
        Footnote on tonight - I was all for going for Rosler as our Manager before IH - which could be ironic as if Millwall win tonight it could see the end of Rosler at Wigan ???

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        • October 21, 2014 at 15:37
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          @Longfield Lion: I wanted Rosler as well! And Nik - I agree with you too mate.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 10:00
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    Start with Gregory and Fuller then we'll score goals.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 10:11
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    @foxy I could not agree more,Dunne is just not big enough for this league,to be honest i believe had he not been made captain he would not be in the side,Ollie has backed himself into a corner on this,saying that there are plenty of fan's who think he is the bee's knee's.
    Any way just had a nice holiday in Tunis which was good,downside was i missed the fight back against wolve's [old millwall im told].
    Still im back to work on the mean street's of london,so your takings are going to be down for the next few weeks.
    be lucky
    powder puff 1
    ps jim28 and BUSHWACKER14 i am back and ready for the banter,so what is wrong with a pink away kit?,i think it would look nice.LOL

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    • October 21, 2014 at 10:41
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      @jim1222: We gotta agree with you on a couple of 'Points' ! 1- Dunne is "Done" 2- Pink would suit all the Powder - Puff ! LOL. ( Wigan here comes the Super -Blues of South London ~ NOLU, WDC ).

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    • October 21, 2014 at 10:46
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      @jim1222: good holiday mate, try not to nick a job if me if I let you out, theres some right a@@eholes driveing cabs you think?.

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      • October 21, 2014 at 13:15
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        @ foxy I agree,but then they all support other clubs,if you go into great suffolk street i have silver metro LT 52 OVK,you cant miss it,it has a pink powder puff on hanging from the centre view mirror.LOL

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        • October 21, 2014 at 13:53
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          @jim1222: I go there my self mate I will look out for ya.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 10:27
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    Don't rush Fuller into the mix we've got a big game on the weekend and we risk burning him out or him getting injured stick O'Brien or one of the other youngsters on to run em ragged for the 1st hour then bring on Fuller to finish them off we need to be patient. I would like to see Malone and Martin start to give us that width and pace we've been missing lately. NOLU WDC

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    • October 21, 2014 at 13:24
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      @mitchamscaff
      You make good point's,i have been critical of martin for his lack of end product,but saying that i like his energy and industry,after his contribution to two goal's against Wolve's which was brilliant i hope he keeps it up.I was not at the game but saw the goals all three were class,and martin,s part in two will shut me up for a while.

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