Millwall boss convinced of survival ahead of Rotherham trip

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IAN Holloway is convinced that Millwall will avoid relegation and claims Saturday's trip to Rotherham is no more important than any other of their remaining games.

Victory on their first-ever visit to the New York Stadium would see the Lions move level on points with the fourth-bottom Millers, who were beaten 3-0 by Watford in midweek.

Holloway, who is rallying his troops after a 3-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, says he has "boatloads of optimism" about Millwall's chances of escaping the drop into League One.

"We've got 13 big games left and I believe we will stay up," said the Lions boss.

"We did it under our own steam last year on the last day of the season and the year before we stayed up because of other results.

"I want us to do it ourselves again and I believe that we will regardless of what setbacks we suffer with this new team.

"Tuesday night was a setback and I didn't like what happened but we've got to move on.

"There are 13 games left and Rotherham is just one of them. I've got boatloads of optimism.

Holloway, who has scrutinised his own role in the midweek loss to the Owls, could be without Martyn Woolford (ribs) and Gary Taylor-Fletcher (foot).

"It looks like I'll be forced to make some changes," he added. "I'll look at everything I've done, every decision I've made and then we'll move on.

"I saw the bits that we got right and the bits that we got wrong the other day, and I'm not happy with whose injured, but such is life.

"We'll look at Tuesday, analyse it and chew it over but we won't dwell on it.

"Rotherham look as vulnerable as we do if they let a goal in. They've conceded eight goals in their last two games so I'm not sure they're feeling too confident.

"We've got to go there and not give them a head start."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

55 thoughts on “Millwall boss convinced of survival ahead of Rotherham trip

  • February 27, 2015 at 11:39
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    DON'T PLAY 3 AT THE BACK!!!!!!!

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    • February 27, 2015 at 18:19
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      @Lion Cub: Just win whatever it takes!!!

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  • February 27, 2015 at 11:39
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    Need to play two strikers then!

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