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

(@accordingtoaldo)

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

  • January 2, 2015 at 09:48
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    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
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    Consistency of team selection, at last!!!!

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  • January 2, 2015 at 09:57
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    Yeah, just get - rid of these NON- TRIERS that have got us in this position( SHAME ON THEM ) we are MILLWALL , and always want players who have a go, NOT the seemingly POWDER PUFFS that we have all seen lately. ( NOLU, WDC ). The rest of the country just watch out, THE LIONS ARE RETURNING , NOW ! Com'on REAL SUPPORTERS LETS SHOW EM '

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  • January 2, 2015 at 10:10
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    Got to loose some of the dross

    I'd get rid of beevers, hoyte, Malone, Dunne (sorry but there comes a time for everyone), Briggs (jury's out) wright, chaplow, Bailey (can't expect to stay for a few games per year), Easter (might still have a job to do), marquis (had his chance more than once)

    How some of them turn up and get paid every week I don't know. They must laugh when the money hits their account

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  • January 2, 2015 at 10:26
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    The best thing youve said so far Ollie - "We're halfway through the year and it's not good enough, so sort it , youve been in charge now for a year or as good as & we really havent achieved anything , we go into another year knowing that we are fighting relegation again , i'd like to think that most of us wanted mid table security & something to build on this season thats not happened, so lets get rid of the cr*p, bring in some new young blood that wants to play for Millwall & not just turn up, from the start of the season everyone has been crying out for a new young striker & someone to help Greggs out, if its simples for us to see it , then it cant be that hard for you Ollie... come on do your magic in the January window nothing over 26yrs & offload the useless that have put us yet again in a position that we dont wish to be in ... NOLU

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  • January 2, 2015 at 10:29
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    Major clear out. All stock must go. BOGOF on selected players. All stock must clear Major revamp on the way.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 10:36
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    Just heard scouts from Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Bayern Munich will be at the den tomorrow!!

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    • January 2, 2015 at 16:19
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      @dpendet: to watch who? I can't think of 1 player that can even shine the shoes of any of the players from the teams visiting!!

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  • January 2, 2015 at 10:50
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    Off-loading the wage thieves will hopefully add to the budget for some decent players. Still can't really see any decent players wanting to come down to the Den at the moment though.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 11:16
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      @Grunth0s: The only thing that will get a reasonable championship player to the Den is money, which we can't offer. Only desparate, out of contract or non selected players will take the chance. Even good Div 1 players would not want to come because they may well be back in div 1 next year so will hold out for a more safe and lucrative option.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 11:00
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    Firstly this should hardly be news Olly were 3rd from bottom and look like a conference team at best also you need to take some of the blame for awful tactics and playing around with the team far to much I can honestly say these are the only players I would keep
    Abdu , Williams, Upson, Gueye , Martin, Edwards , Beevers ,Martinez Malone all our talented youngsters the rest are league one players from what ive seen this season
    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  • January 2, 2015 at 11:23
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    @ mfc2u :We have been fighting relegation for two and a half years, Malone & beevers have been part of the defence for that period and you want to keep them, I think they are part of the problem.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 11:36
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    The one thing we and possibly IH don't see or hear is the one's in the dressing room, backbiting, complaining, undermining, and generally destroying the dressing room harmony. These are the one's we need shot off.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 11:59
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      @nocalves: agree you can bet your life threres a few clicky ones in that dressing room getting in some of the others heads...

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  • January 2, 2015 at 11:37
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    Whats the score on Dan Harding??? Apparently we're in for him....

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  • January 2, 2015 at 11:46
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    Where do you guys pluck these strikers from thin air lol,those rumour boards must be rubbing their hands arfter what Holloway has just said, Aldo gets it right better than most so keep checking back here rumour boys

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    • January 2, 2015 at 12:20
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      @The Roar: Dan Harding is a left back - saw it on some notts rag online article I agree that Aldo more often than not has the scoup!!

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  • January 2, 2015 at 12:03
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    What players olly.or are you just being gobby just for the sake of it as usual

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  • January 2, 2015 at 12:05
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    These can go with my blessing: Marquis, Woolford, Bailey (only because of injury issues), Chaplow, Malone, Dunne, Beevers, Hoyte, DUNNE, DUNNE, DUNNE, DUNNE. Webster is borderline, as is Easter. That would release some cash, but who will take this pile of S.H.I.T.E

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    • January 2, 2015 at 12:13
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      @beedoscores: Dunne is the main one that needs shot of, League one player at best, and one of the old guard trying to run things behind the scenes, saw him in the glades and he was bemused that I didn't want to talk to him, ( i had a Wall top on ) I was with my kids and it's not fair on them for me to be swearing that much in front of them.

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      • January 2, 2015 at 13:59
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        @nocalves: If he does as you say and I am of the same opinion as you Ollie will be eating a large slice of the old Humble pie, as he will be letting go his captain and the smallest CB in the league.

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