Relegation battle will go to the wire – Millwall defender

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

ALAN Dunne is confident Millwall will stay up this year but believes their battle against relegation will "go to the wire."

The Lions, who host fellow strugglers Bolton at The Den tomorrow, are three points above the drop zone with 16 games of the season remaining.

And Dunne said: "We've got some big games coming up and our home form will be crucial. Bolton on Saturday is another massive one for us.



"It will go to the wire, probably to the last few games, but I am confident that we are better than three other teams in the league."

Dunne says new boss Ian Holloway is steadily making his mark on the team and that results will improve as the players become accustomed to his style of play.

"We are getting to know the manager, the structure of the team and his patterns," Dunne said. "The players are coming out of their shells a bit more.



"The new manager has only been here for a month and we're starting to get our identity back, but it's not all going to happen overnight.

"He wants to play 4-2-3-1, we're working on that every day and once the boys get a bit more confident and into a rhythm, it will be successful – his style has been successful before.

"Over time, these new roles and positions will become second nature to us, and results will reflect that."

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14 thoughts on “Relegation battle will go to the wire – Millwall defender

  • February 14, 2014 at 12:57
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    Dunney's turn...

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  • February 14, 2014 at 13:16
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    TO MANY TIMES THIS SEASON MILLWALL PLAYERS COME OUT AND TELL FANS WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR AND DONT BACK IT UP WITH PERFORMANCES ON THE PITCH.. ABOUT TIME NOTHING WAS SAID AND FOOTBALL GAMES WERE WON....

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    • February 14, 2014 at 14:12
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      @Mo Slater Fruit and Veg: Well said Mo S. that is a fact. We should win tomorrow, I think it will be an easy win!

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      • February 14, 2014 at 14:19
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        @BUSHWACKER14: YER I THOURT THE SAME AGAINST SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY AND I WAS WRONG..... IF WE STAY UP ALOT OF DEAD WOOD PLAYERS NEED TO GOO.. AS HOLLOWAY SAID MILLWALL HAVE TOO MANY CHIEFSS AND NOT ENOUGH INDIANSSS .... HE COULDNT BE MORE RIGHT!!

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    • February 14, 2014 at 20:20
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      @Mo Slater Fruit and Veg: Right on, Mo. Too many players mouthing platitudes, striking posy attitudes and not doing it on the pitch. Three straight wins on the trot takes you out of this relegation pit. Talk about that Dunne, not it is going to go down to the bloody wire.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 13:25
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    Yeah, then there will be complaints on here cos no one says anything, as I've said on here before , those who don't wanna here it, DON'T READ IT. Simples

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  • February 14, 2014 at 13:46
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    Dunne I'd rather you tell me a poem than this recycled sh*t

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  • February 14, 2014 at 14:05
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    Win 4 on the bounce and it wont have to go to the wire.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 14:16
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    With some of this Team , it would be easier to walk a HIGH - WIRE . Still we do have the Best FAN - BASE at Millwall.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 14:19
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    There is 24pts left at home this year..do for me

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  • February 14, 2014 at 15:08
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    "It will go to the wire, probably to the last few games" No sh*t Sherlock

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  • February 14, 2014 at 18:28
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    Dunne, just retire please, or move on loan to Dartford, about your level.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 20:27
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    Tactically, I thinl IH is getting it wrong with the formation that leaves one lone striker in front of everyone else....IF that guy is Moro. He has never been able to play that way; he can;t hold the ball up and he can't turn and leave a player for dead. Anbd he won;t work hard enough at it.

    I'm not suggesting we repeat it, but Jackett got the best out of Moro by playing him wide and letting him use pace over distance to cut into goal. When Norwich and Leeds tried to play him centre forward they realised how useless he is. He has to drop Moro if he is going to continue with this formation.

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