Ollie will be backed by Millwall board to sign loan striker

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

MILLWALL'S board will answer manager Ian Holloway's plea for a new striker.

The Lions' narrow 1-0 loss at Blackpool in midweek prompted Holloway to say that he needs another targetman in his squad.

Steve Morison, who could have equalised at Bloomfield Road but saw his penalty saved, was forced off with a sore neck and is a doubt for Saturday's crunch clash with Charlton.

Holloway has also lost DJ Campbell and Jermaine Easter to injury in the past week and now hopes to bring in another forward option in the next 48 hours.

And chief executive Andy Ambler has confirmed funds are available for a loan signing.

"We will do whatever needs to be done to support the manager," Ambler said.

"If Ollie feels that he needs another striker, we will finance him. The only problem I can see in this team is scoring goals, so we have to address that."

Holloway added: "We couldn't win a header after Morison went off so I've got to rectify that.

"Without Steve, we don't have anyone else at the club who can flick the ball on. When you don't have a big man up front to bring the ball down, you can lose your shape.

"I asked Steve to run his injury off but he couldn't do that. We'll get him checked out – touch wood it won't be too serious – but I've got to get another big man in because they are vital.

"In a game like that, you need to be able to hit someone on the head. Blackpool were able to bring on Steve Davies in the second half but we haven't got an option like that."

Scott Malone could return from a hip injury to face the Addicks at The Den but Holloway fears Danny Shittu's Achilles problem is more serious than first thought.

"Malone might have half a chance but we might have a more serious problem with Danny Shittu," the Lions boss said.

"He has got a small tear and is getting it looked at by a specialist, but that doesn't look good at the moment."

Holloway insists his players should not need motivating for the south London derby despite the disappointment of Tuesday's loss.

"I don't have to fire anyone up – their job is to pick themselves up," he said.

"It's a local rival, we can get ourselves out of the mire by beating Charlton and they've just lost their manager, so what more do we want?"

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

51 thoughts on “Ollie will be backed by Millwall board to sign loan striker

  • March 13, 2014 at 09:09
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    3 points is what we want Ollie.

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    • March 13, 2014 at 12:03
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      @NICKOLA:
      we can give ourselves a chance by beating charlton...no more than that!

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:26
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    Who?

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:27
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    We need a big man with experience, wonder what Rob Hulse is up to these days?

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    • March 13, 2014 at 11:55
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      @glyngo: We haven't been the same since we let N'Guessan go.

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    • March 13, 2014 at 16:30
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      @glyngo: Or Dion Dublin, LOL

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:27
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    Has Belgium bob been able to keep off the Mussels and Trappist beers, he could do a job!

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    • March 13, 2014 at 09:41
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      @glyngo: who is out there that would tick0 all the boxes...i think it would have to be a prem striker who cant get in the 11..bit like wood couldn't get into wba side..

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:34
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    Try to get a striker that scores goals!

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:35
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    i have been saying this all we need a good striker or two

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:37
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    sorry i have been saying this all season we need a very good striker or two

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:37
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    TONY CASCARINO OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM WILL DO !!!!!!
    [ MUST BE SOMEBODY ABOUT WHOS GOOD ENOUGH ]
    I BET A MILLWALL FAN IN THE CBL END COULD SCORE FOR US...............
    " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
    STORMIN' NORMAN.............................LOOKING FOR A GOAL - SCORER

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    • March 13, 2014 at 09:47
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      @bermlion: I have taken my boots for the last few weeks, but Ollie said that he was waiting for DJ to get a good price on a supporter getting a game before he would play me. ha ha.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:43
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    I think it's time for Bomber to put his boots on again for the cause. Come on, Neil, over to you.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:46
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    So wots he saying f*** you marquis your pony mate..

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:46
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    Ahhh... so the penny's dropped! Signing three midgets up front hasn't quite done it. Now, we'll have to sign someone who's over 5'6" in time for Saturday, which means he'll need to be on board by today to do that. Next thing we'll be hearing is that Marquis is on his way back.
    COME ON!! Let's get someone decent in, NOT Harewood or some similar bag of cement, put the past behind us and get up that f****** table.

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    • March 13, 2014 at 23:46
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      @NICKOLA: oh dear, Marquis is on his way back.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:50
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    Negredo was on the bench for Man City last night, he might fancy a few weeks in sunny South London.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:51
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    David forde trained today and in 3 hours had 4000 shots fired at him and didn't concede a single goal ! Tomorrow he and Steve Morison will train with the rest of the squad!

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    • March 13, 2014 at 10:42
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      @grassgrower: ........."forde trained today and in 3 hours had 4000 shots fired at him and didn't concede a single goal !" ............Was that down to him or the the quality of the shot's fired ?

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:53
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    Drogba looking for a way back into the English League by any chance.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 09:59
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    A youngster eager to impress! Not a 30+ year old who will be injured every other game!!

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  • March 13, 2014 at 10:00
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    "The only problem I can see in this team is scoring goals..." Really Ambler?? It's the main problem but it certainly ain't the only one!

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  • March 13, 2014 at 10:01
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    Thats right Olly touch wood we get wood, Chris Wood that is. Failing that use some of your contacts in the game and get us a fringe prem target man with a bit of flair and an eye for goal as oppose to just a donkey lump which will just be the focal point of some hoof ball tactics down the middle. God knows we are in dire straits for a goal or two!

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  • March 13, 2014 at 10:39
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    I would not trust this clown with any more funds. He will probably sign a donkey from Crystal Palace.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 10:48
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    We need a GOALSCORER.Not another has been donkey.
    Saturday is a MUST win game.
    NO EXCUSES from IH and the players afterwards.
    Charlton are s**t (scored just 24 goals).

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    • March 13, 2014 at 11:08
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      @Longfield Lion: Longfield, they have all been must games since Ollie come to the club, that was what Millwall brought him in to do, but 4 of those Sheff Wed, Barnsley, Yeovil, and Blackpool where the ones he would have earmarked to win. if we only won one and drawn 2 we would be above Doncaster now and looking a bit safer than we are right now.

      Lets hope we can turn it around on Saturday, because if they are not up for this one then we are really in s*** street big time and I dont see a way back from it., COYL!!!!

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      • March 13, 2014 at 11:29
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        @Barnlion: True about recent games.But Saturday is vital - defeat would leave us below Charlton and they would have FOUR games in hand.

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      • March 13, 2014 at 11:30
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        @Barnlion: Should read "they have all been must win games"

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:09
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    dunno why we bothered signing jackson and mcdonald. waste of money then aye! basically saying we need a big man to play hoof ball to. don't get mr wrong mcdonald is f****** worse than useless and it's unfortunate about the injuries. but we need to sign someone that actually knows where the b****** net is this time. get becchio i say 6 foot odd and great goal scorer.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:15
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    Sounds like IH has signed up these has been forwards until end of season, found out they are no good and now wants another, smacks of poor choices which JB is having to pay for.
    With the money that our forward line is now getting to be injured, on the subs bench, or not good enough we could have brought in someone with real talent.
    Not another Donkey please IH.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:19
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    TOM POPE, port vale

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:46
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    Why don't he go back to spurs and try for Kane till the end of the season done it for us before

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:53
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    Becchio's name is being mentioned alot..??

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  • March 13, 2014 at 12:00
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    To little too late perhaps? Since start of season I have been saying we need a good front man and that Morison was never up for the job on his own. Let's hope Millwall get it right this time.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 12:02
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    Someone who knows what a net looks like would be a good start, not the wooden stuff around it but the actual thing with holes in it that's attached to the wooden bit lol.

    COYL

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    • March 13, 2014 at 12:08
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      @mfc1rob: Rob if thats the case Ollie should be looking for someone either at Hull or Grimsby, as I am sure they know what a net is unlike anyone from 5 up front haha. COYL!!!!

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  • March 13, 2014 at 12:40
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    Maybe Hubertz is coming back.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 13:04
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    How about Bruce Murray ?

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  • March 13, 2014 at 13:18
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    F*** it stick me up top holloway!! Il put myself about and give those charlton slags a slap whilst I'm at it. Least if I dnt score il entertain the crowd!!!

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    • March 13, 2014 at 13:41
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      @rhysd: just pick the starting 11 from the stands hahahaha could be worse.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 14:49
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    oh sh1t what is rob hulse doing?

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  • March 13, 2014 at 17:04
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    Just heard that Marquis has been called back, if he's in the starting line up on Saturday, then the end is nigh

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    • March 13, 2014 at 17:08
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      @Davey: A bit like Shaun Batt coming back last year.

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    • March 13, 2014 at 17:13
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      @Davey: yes, according to the clubs official facebook feed Marquis has been recalled so he can be in the squad on saturday. Heaven help us!

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  • March 13, 2014 at 17:26
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    Marquis back from Northampton played 7 scored none. Having said that I'll put a bet on him to score first goal sat. A least he will close & tackle anything that moves. Time to step up.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 17:39
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    grabban on fire, henderson scoring for forest, nguesswhat gets one or two, saville regular scorer at brentford.....it must be us

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  • March 13, 2014 at 19:17
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    "Steve Morison, who could have equalised at Bloomfield Road but saw his penalty saved, was forced off with a sore neck and is a doubt for Saturday's crunch clash with Charlton"

    Watching too many of his shots at goal, go sailing over the stand.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 19:20
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    I wonder if Bob Crow gave Ollie that hat? (See pic above)

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