Trotter: Good displays scant consolation after winless run

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LIAM Trotter thinks Millwall's performances have improved a lot since the start of the season but admits that is scant consolation after a six-game winless run.

The Lions have not taken three points in the Championship since beating Leeds United 2-0 at The Den on September 28.

After the October international break, Steve Lomas' side faced QPR, Burnley, Reading and Bolton, claiming three back-to-back draws before losing 3-1 at the Reebok Stadium.



"As much as those three draws were decent results because we were playing good teams at the top-end of the league, we still needed at least one win out of those three," Trotter said.

"It does not make for good reading when you don't win one out of four games, no matter who it is against, so we need to keep improving.

"Against Bolton, I thought we dominated the game, we had a lot more of the ball and were probing a lot, but we let ourselves down by conceding two really bad goals.



"In the past four games we have improved a lot in terms of our general play and the performances we've put in but we need to start turning draws into wins."

Barnsley's visit to The Den on Saturday is being billed as a must-win game and Trotter says Millwall are due a victory against the Tykes, who did the double over the Lions last year.

"It's an important game," he said. "There's a little bit more emphasis on it because of where both teams are in the table, and we want to increase the points gap between us and them.

"We need to right a few wrongs from last season and get a bit of payback, but getting three points is the most important thing and if we put in another good performance hopefully we will get our rewards."

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8 thoughts on “Trotter: Good displays scant consolation after winless run

  • November 18, 2013 at 10:40
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    Liam is saying what we already know, its down to the team to get to grips with the situation, stop conceding as he says " really bad goals" (Is that a criticism of the defence?) The game against Barnsley is vital for us otherwise by Christmas we will be struggling. Just for once let us go in at half time a couple of goals up and wrap it up 3-0 in the second half. Get a goal or three for us Liam!

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  • November 18, 2013 at 15:35
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    No matter what Liam or any one else says,if lomas fails to sort the back four out we will keep going in the direction we have been going since the start of the season.
    so please lomas sort out as im getting a bit fed up with the stick im getting for continuing to support you.

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  • November 18, 2013 at 16:19
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    I think Lomas knew along that the whole Millwall squad needed an overhaul. He's changed the midfield and frontline. Maybe that was a calculated gamble to change those and hopefully outscore teams until he has his own choice back 4. We'll beat Barnsley , it will all click on the day and posters on here will be saying how good Robbo and Co. are !

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    • November 18, 2013 at 18:23
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      @Block 8: does he know his best back four? He already has two right backs!

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  • November 18, 2013 at 17:04
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    Players are unhappy at the den at the moment, lee Martin wants out already, I defended lomas at first but 14 points in 15 games is simply inadequate personally I think holloway needs to come In before it is too late!

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  • November 18, 2013 at 17:47
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    According to today's Sun many of the senior squad are unhappy with Lomas. If this is the case then the unrest in the dressing room will be carried on to the football pitch and the players won't be giving 100%. As many have said on previous threads on paper this is the best squad we have had at the club for years. If Lomas can't get them playing to the best of their ability he needs to leave now before it is too late to save our season and we should bring in someone like Holloway as mentioned in a previous post.

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  • November 18, 2013 at 18:57
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    ITS NOT ONLY THE BACK FOUR............ITS THE FRONT THREE ..[ ALWAYS INJURED ]
    TELL YOU WHAT !
    I'M SURE WE COULD GET A TEAM TOGETHER FROM THE MILLWALL SUPPORTERS, THAT CAN
    BEAT THE PRO'S WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT.....................
    [ COULD GIVE THEM A GOAL START AS WELL...... ]

    "NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
    [ STORMIN NORMAN ]

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  • November 19, 2013 at 01:16
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    Lomas has stripped this team down to the bones, keeping within the measley budget that he was given, we are starting to play football and graft, our defence needs to tighten up, we won't go down, we have to many good players, mid table this year next year a challenge for the play offs.

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