Millwall players can't be scared of criticism, insists Martin

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MILLWALL need to "man up and go again" after dropping into the Championship bottom three, according to winger Lee Martin.

Martin says the Lions will need "thick skin" over the coming weeks to deal with the pressure of their situation and the flak coming their way from the stands.

Ian Holloway's side have won just two of their last 19 games and conceded eight goals in back-to-back defeats to Norwich City and Bournemouth over Christmas.

And Martin told the Southwark News: "We weren't anywhere near good enough at Norwich. We were looking better against Bournemouth until they were given a penalty.

"We didn't look like scoring but that's the same with any team lacking confidence. We were in the game and that was the key point.

"It didn't look like we were going to get thrashed again.

"There are things that we need to work on but we know that we can do it. We turned our season around last year.

"We have to take the criticism that we deserve because we haven't been good enough.

"You've got to have thick skin and come back from that in the right way. We need to man up and go again.

"We don't look very confident at the moment. We were confident at the start of the season – we were playing the ball around and we knew we could create chances.

"We just look a little bit flat in that area. It's down to us to turn it around. We've been here before and know what's expected.

"We can't be scared of a bit of criticism. We're going to get stick and that's understandable because we're not doing as well as we could do."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

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  • January 2, 2015 at 15:02
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    Lee did you forget the Bolton game at home on the 19th Dec that was a loss as well.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 15:55
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      @Barnlion: To be honest mate I have tried to erase that match from my memory too!

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  • January 2, 2015 at 15:17
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    Get the new blood in now Ollie! COYL!!!

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