Millwall boss focused on Blackpool despite Chelsea draw

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

IAN Holloway says Millwall cannot be distracted by the prospect of playing Chelsea in the FA Cup, with a crucial Championship clash against Blackpool coming up this weekend.

And after the Lions' trip to Bloomfield Road on Saturday, they then have to beat Bradford in a third round replay before they can look forward to taking on Jose Mourinho's Blues.

"From my point of view we have a big job to do," Holloway told the club's official site.

"We're not thinking of Chelsea and, at the moment, our only focus is on Blackpool because Saturday's match is a huge one in the league for us.

"We have got to go there and get a result.

"Once the Bradford replay does come around there is, of course, an added incentive knowing that Chelsea await in the fourth round.

"It doesn't get much bigger than travelling away to the club who are top of the Premier League and our fans deserve to watch their team in a game like that.

"Bradford have shown great cup pedigree in recent seasons and they will be up for it, so it will be down to the players to show how much they want to progress to the next round.

"But it is important that we stick to task and keep our targets in mind.

"We will only ever take each game as it comes because if you have your eye on something in the future then you can easily fail in the present."



19 thoughts on “Millwall boss focused on Blackpool despite Chelsea draw

  • January 6, 2015 at 10:46

    Must win against Blackpool it is as simple as that!

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    • January 6, 2015 at 13:38

      @whiteliont: What Millwall FAN/SUPPORTER can seriously dislike this comment???

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      • January 6, 2015 at 13:44

        @DirtyDen: 2 blackpool fans

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  • January 6, 2015 at 10:54

    The Chelsea cup draw is the chance for IH to concentrate the mind,s of the player,s for the blackpool game.
    A simple straight statement from IH.
    "If you do the business against Blackpool ,you will be selected against Bradford and if you do the business again you are in for the Chelsea game".
    Just might see that extra commitment against Blackpool.

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    • January 6, 2015 at 21:55

      @jim1222: couldn't have said it better mate

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