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Millwall manager searching for "attacking balance" in side

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IAN Holloway has been encouraged by the recent form of Lee Gregory and Ricardo Fuller but admits Millwall need to score more goals as a team.

The Lions boss has been speaking about the "balance" of his side ahead of Cardiff's visit to The Den on Saturday.

Gregory and Fuller were both on target against Wolves last weekend but saw little of the ball at Wigan in midweek.

So, after two goaless draws in their last three matches, Holloway says Millwall need to pose more of a threat as a unit.

"Thankfully I've got two forwards who have started scoring, which is great," Holloway said.

"But I've got to get our attacking balance right so that we can score more goals at this level. But every manager is looking for the same thing.

"Can we get that crucial goal or someone to make the difference? Are our combinations on the field right?

"Derby are top of the league and Chris Martin has got nine goals for them already.

"The top six in this division will have a player who is towards the top end of the goalscoring charts, someone who has got six, seven or eight goals by now.

"That's the only difference between most teams in this league. Would Burnley have been promoted with Sam Vokes and Danny Ings?

"What's it like for Liverpool without Luis Suarez?

"With each game that comes, Gregory is looking more of a threat and more confident.

"Fuller is 34 and I wish he had a younger brother who is 26 who I could play with him!"

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15 thoughts on “Millwall manager searching for "attacking balance" in side

  • October 24, 2014 at 13:38
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    Lee Gregory might have 9 if you played him from the start of season I thought you would prefer fullers older brother

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    • October 24, 2014 at 14:21
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      @bobthelion: Don't forget he should of had another 2 penalties on top of the 1 he got against Leeds. His movement is a nightmare for defenders.

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  • October 24, 2014 at 13:39
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    well that makes sense..no doubt it will lead to more wholesale changes again

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  • October 24, 2014 at 13:50
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    Goal scoring as been a proplem since woods so nothing new here

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  • October 24, 2014 at 13:52
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    Yes we need to score more goals SO WHY DONT YOU play 2 up front and everyone in their proper positions ????

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  • October 24, 2014 at 14:31
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    This is the team I would like to see against the Primitive sheep disturbers. Forde- Wilkinson, Webster, Beavers, Briggs- Martin, Williams at the base of a diamond but slightly more forward than normal If he is suspended still then Jimmy, Mcdonald at the top of the diamond but sitting a bit deeper to help out Williams when needed, Malone- Gregory and Maggie just behind him and bring on Fuller for the last 35 mins. It would be a good idea for the wingers to tuck in when Cardiff press and push the wing backs up for support so we can counter them whilst not leaving ourselves exposed. Any thoughts on that? COYL

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    • October 24, 2014 at 15:26
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      @a href="#comment-54621">mitchamscaff: we looked more a goal threat when we had 2 strikers playing as strikers..and not one out wide on the left..

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      • October 24, 2014 at 15:48
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        @Jim28: Maggie's natural position is up front so why not play him there?

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          • October 24, 2014 at 17:58
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            @Jim28: If it was to happen I think so Jim. Maggie was very highly rated by a lot of managers, he just wasn't ready for the premier league and has had some off field issues to deal with which I'm don't care whatever profession anyone is in it does affect your performance. NOLU WDC!

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    • October 24, 2014 at 23:43
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      @mitchamscaff: Wouldn't disagree with that line-up at all.

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  • October 24, 2014 at 19:15
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    442 Simples

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    • October 24, 2014 at 23:18
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      @vonhardshaft: Apparently, Ollie doesn't like 4-4-2. Maybe someone should suggest a 4-4-1-1 formation to him, instead.

      Anyway, 3-1 to 'Wall tomorrow.

      COYL!!!

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  • October 24, 2014 at 22:36
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    Just play the same blinkin' side Ollie as you did against Wolves for the last 35 minutes, in the same formation, with wingers and a 4-4-2, and stop bloodie
    G tinkering with it every ferkin game! Then they might get to know each others names, what they look like and where the goal is!!! Footballers are generally simple creatures and it really is a simple game. Just give them a job to do whilst they are attacking and a job to do whilst defending, and please, please use the wings and the bi-lines! It honestly doesn't need to be all technical and complicated, just get a shed load of crosses into gregory and fuller and they will put some of them in the net mate.

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  • October 25, 2014 at 04:48
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    Maggie and Greggs up frond. Maggie's pace and trickery and greggs movement could be a handful. give it ago IMO.

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