Holloway: Defeat is not an option for Millwall at Blackpool

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IAN Holloway believes Millwall's trip to Blackpool is a must-not-lose game.

The Lions boss says he is "really unhappy with things at the moment" and is working night and day to make changes to his squad while the transfer window is open.

But events on the field will take priority tomorrow when Holloway's side come up against the Tangerines, who are rooted to the foot of the table.

Victory could lift Millwall out of the relegation zone.

Asked whether three points are a must, Holloway said: "Not getting beaten is a must because at the very least we have to keep that gap between us and them.

"We need to gain some confidence and get something out of the game. If we can win, it would be fantastic.

"It's a vital game. If we can get a decent result, that will put us back on course. An horrendous result will get Blackpool closer to us.

"We've got 22 games left to sort this out – thankfully it's not only eight.

"I'm really unhappy with things at the moment and we should be doing a damn sight better with our current players.

"Lots of bits against Bradford last week I was really pleased with but lots of bits I wasn't pleased with. That's indicative of what we're doing."

Blackpool look relegation certainties but they have improved marginally since Lee Clarke joined as manager.

"Whatever Blackpool were doing at the start of the season, they're doing it a little bit better now," Holloway added.

"And whatever we were doing at the start of the season, we're doing it worse now, so we've got a point to prove.

"I've got a point to prove because I'm not happy with where we are at the moment.

"I'm not happy where I am with my team so I'm going to make this feel more like my team by making some changes and help the group we've got re-focus.

"We need to re-focus on what we do well. When we do it, we're not too bad and we obviously need strengthening in certain areas."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

20 thoughts on “Holloway: Defeat is not an option for Millwall at Blackpool

  • January 9, 2015 at 15:20
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    drawing against Blackpool won't be good enough either Ollie, but you still have the backing of the best supporters in the land, so time to fix up!

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  • January 9, 2015 at 15:27
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    Check the grammar Aldo!

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