Holloway: Players will leave Millwall during January window

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

MILLWALL boss Ian Holloway admits he has some "big decisions" to make as he prepares to move players on in January.

While Holloway's focus will be strengthening his squad during the transfer window, he will also tell those not in his plans for the second half of the season to find new clubs.

The Lions dropped into the Championship relegation zone after Brighton's victory at Fulham earlier in the week.

And Holloway said: "We're halfway through the year and it's not good enough, so I've got to clarify where everyone is and whether they are staying or not.

"If some of them are not staying, I'll try to move them out.

"If some of the lads were hoping to impress me, they haven't done it. It was going fine at the start, we've had some injuries and now things aren't going well.

"Some of our recent performances have been diabolical in my honest opinion.

"If that's where the confidence levels are, let's bring some new players in, move others on and make some decisions. I'm paid to make these decisions.

"The way things are going, these things are necessary. We didn't have a shot on goal against Bournemouth and that's not right. There's a lot I've got to do but we haven't started yet.

"Did I anticipate our situation being this bad in January? Not in a million years.

"The players should be worried about whether they are going to get new contracts or not, but if that worry makes them play like this then they aren't right for us anyway, are they?"

Meanwhile, Holloway has confirmed that Sid Nelson will keep his place in the starting XI for Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Bradford City.

"Sid was my best player last weekend so he will definitely play," said the Millwall manager. "He showed everyone else how it should be.

"We'll need to play as well as we can against Bradford because they're in really good form.

"I will put out a full-strength team and I won't put some youngsters in the team just for the sake of it.”

Alex Aldridge


25 thoughts on “Holloway: Players will leave Millwall during January window

  • January 2, 2015 at 09:48

    Just so long as the players we bring in are better than those going out the door.

    We'll see....

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  • January 2, 2015 at 09:55

    Consistency of team selection, at last!!!!

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