Holloway will keep Millwall up, believes Derby head coach

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DERBY head coach Steve McClaren has "no doubt at all" that Ian Holloway will guide Millwall to Championship safety this season.

The Lions, who lock horns with the high-flying Rams at the iPro Stadium tomorrow, are one point above the relegation zone with with 13 games of the campaign remaining.

But McClaren believes Holloway's side will stay up – regardless of Saturday's result.

McClaren said: "Ian Holloway is a good, experienced manager and I have no doubt at all that he will help Millwall avoid finishing in the bottom three by the end of the season.

"He has enjoyed success at the top end of the Championship table in recent seasons with Blackpool and Crystal Palace and it was pleasing to see him return to the game.

“I saw them at home to Brighton and how they lost, I don’t know. I also saw them away to Barnsley and how they lost that, I don’t know."

Speaking to Derby's official site, the former England manager admitted that the Rams will be expected to win the game given the respective sides' league positions.

"We understand people expect us to win all our games and especially against the sides in the bottom half of the table," he added.

"The Yeovil and Birmingham games a few weeks ago were incredibly tough and they are something of a reminder for us that we can't have it our own way all the time.

"If you are not on your game you can easily come unstuck and that is where we need to be professional – especially with two hard games against Millwall and Bolton coming up.

"If we do our jobs properly then we have a good chance of picking up the points we want."

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12 thoughts on “Holloway will keep Millwall up, believes Derby head coach

  • March 7, 2014 at 13:17
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    look its not to late.these f****** players know want they have to do.simple as.f****** work. and we support them all the way.i like ollie alot but the players have to stand and be counted.fight ,struggle,and get some results before its to late.no one likes us we dont care

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  • March 7, 2014 at 13:41
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    Wish we'd taken him when he was available.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 13:53
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    We don't want other managers praising us. He trying to get into holloways head. & we all no how that's going to turn out. Funny farm for mcclaren

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    • March 7, 2014 at 14:06
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      @block 28: last time that fat sod johnson's boat on the site..now its the wally with the brolly

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  • March 7, 2014 at 14:06
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    I'll tell you how we lost to Brighton and Barnsley Mr McClaren, we couldn't score it's as simple as that. Watch out tomorrow because that's about to change.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 14:58
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    Three - nil to the WALL. COYL.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 15:25
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    when is he gonna except he's as bald as a babies a*** and shave that ridiculous f****** head lol

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    • March 8, 2014 at 09:01
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      @steveomfc5: You cannot be serious, That piece of shredded wheat is where all his football knowledge lies. How do you think he got the England job.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 15:37
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    Ollie has credibility in the game, the problem is not our manager but a squad that is in desparate need of an overhaul. I'll stand by Ollie and his playing style win/lose or draw.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 19:45
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    Let's hope the Wally with the Brolly is right !

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  • March 8, 2014 at 09:16
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    Whats going on with McClaren's barnet? Doooodgy!

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  • March 8, 2014 at 11:03
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    McClaren's barnet is going the way of Bobby Charlton's 4-4-2 (what Millwall should be playing)

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