Holloway: Millwall did everything but score against Fulham

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

IAN Holloway says Millwall "need someone to pick up the goalscoring-mantle" after Saturday's frustrating 0-0 draw with Fulham at The Den.

Holloway felt his side did everything but score on an afternoon of few clear-cut chances at The Den, where the Lions have not won since October.

The visitors almost stole the points late on but Hugo Rodallega's close-range finish was ruled out for offside, much to Millwall's relief.

"I thought we deserved to win personally," said Holloway. "Maybe I'm biased but that's as good as we've been at home apart from scoring a goal.

"That's the most crosses we've got into the box for a long, long time but unfortunately we've had 16 efforts on goal and only four on target.

"That's what we've got to look at and work on.

"We need someone to pick up the goalscoring-mantle and to keep defending like that.

"I asked the team to take the game to Fulham and be on the front foot, and I thought we were at the start of both halves.

"Fulham were looking dangerous on the counter attack just before half time whereas I didn't think they did in the second half.

"Luckily the linesman did his job and got the big decision absolutely spot-on because Rodallega was offside.

"There were lots and lots of times when we were two or three inches away from a cross hitting someone on the head and the ball going in.

"In the first half, Jimmy Abdou's got to the byline and pulled it back for Gregory's volley and that's what we talked about beforehand – getting crosses in.

"Frustratingly sometimes we're not putting it in there – we could have got a lot more balls in – but that was a marked improvement and again we kept a clean sheet.

"All we needed was a goal. The fans were hoping and waiting for it and the place was ready to feel like The Den again.

"We've taken four points out of six off of Fulham this season and we need to do that to a few more teams between now and the end of the season.

"If we can, we'll be safe comfortably. The team is building some confidence and the lads feel pretty good about themselves in the dressing room – rightly so."

Millwall are waiting to hear whether winger Lee Martin has suffered a stress fracture in his foot after he missed the stalemate with Fulham.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

91 thoughts on “Holloway: Millwall did everything but score against Fulham

  • February 21, 2015 at 18:18
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    Yep, that happens every game Holloway.
    Or ain't you noticed?

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    • February 21, 2015 at 19:37
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      @lowdown: Same old story from the A hole we need a STRIKER you Pratt.

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      • February 21, 2015 at 19:43
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        @baz2262:

        Fuller putting one over the South Stand
        sums up the striker situation.
        A first at the Den?

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    • February 22, 2015 at 16:31
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      @lowdown:
      Holloway deluded.

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  • February 21, 2015 at 18:21
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    nothing to worry about then!! PLEASE!

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