Millwall boss: Performance against Leeds warranted a point

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

IAN Holloway was left to rue missed chances after Millwall were beaten 1-0 by Leeds United at Elland Road.

The Lions fell behind to Alex Mowatt's deflected free kick but Martyn Woolford and Ricardo Fuller both went close to levelling during an improved second-half showing.

One goal proved enough for the hosts, however, as Leeds moved eight points clear of third-bottom Millwall in the Championship table.

Holloway said: "I'm bitterly disappointed that we didn't take one or two of the chances that we created and I suppose that's why we are where we are.

"We've created chances in every game but we are where we are because we're not taking them – and because a free kick got deflected over my keeper.

"Leeds looked really confident after scoring, they rallied and played really, really well so I was happy to get in at half time at just 1-0 down.

"But I thought we did really well after that to put on the performance that we did and I felt we were going to get a draw.

"We're creating chances and I believe we will take them. The problem is when you're not creating chances. On another day, we'd have got a point.

"The game opened up at the end because we had to take risks but I was pleased that the changes we made caused them a few issues.

"I put Lee Gregory on and you could see his desire to run in behind which caused them a problem. I switched my midfield around and that got us back in the game.

"I think that's another good performance and a step forward. Now, can we win a game at home? We've got two coming up and that's what we need to do."

Woolford had Millwall's best chance when he burst into the box but failed to hit the target.

"Someone could've given him a shout because he wasn't even marked and he had time to take a touch but I can't blame him for missing," added Holloway.

"We've lost a very tight encounter to a deflected free kick and missed the best chance of the game – and that's determined the result.

"It's very, very disappointing because I thought that was a good enough performance to get us a point, which would've helped."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

46 thoughts on “Millwall boss: Performance against Leeds warranted a point

  • February 14, 2015 at 18:38
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    Sorry mr holloway but you a bloody idiot! What are your tactics cos I'm just confused.

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  • February 14, 2015 at 18:40
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    GET SOMEONE UP FRONT WHO CAN SCORE FOR MFC! NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. THE STORM.

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