Holloway: Gilks save from Keogh crucial to Blackpool victory

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IAN Holloway felt goalkeeper Matt Gilks was Blackpool's unsung hero during their 2-0 win over Millwall on Saturday.

Midfielder Thomas Ince claimed the plaudits after his brace secured a 2-0 victory for the visitors, but Tangerines boss Holloway reserved special praise for Gilks.

The 30-year-old made a crucial save to deny Andy Keogh the opening goal in the 22nd minute, rushing out to block the Lions striker's close-range half-volley after he was put through on goal.

And Holloway said afterwards: "The most important thing today that nobody's mentioned was my goalkeeper.

"If they'd gone 1-0 up there I think we could have been beaten. That save was the game in a nutshell.

"The game was really tight. To come to a place like this is really tough, especially because I know what Kenny Jackett's teams are like to play against. Luckily we got the first goal and our gameplan worked.

"This place [The Den] is just brilliant. The banter behind the dugout, the passion the fans have got and the beautiful new pitch are all absolutely superb."



2 thoughts on “Holloway: Gilks save from Keogh crucial to Blackpool victory

  • August 19, 2012 at 00:33

    Always got a good word for Millwall has Holloway.

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  • August 19, 2012 at 10:38

    Possible Millwall manager of the future?!

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