Millwall boss hopes for repeat of Derby triumph at Forest

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IAN Holloway is hoping Millwall can produce a repeat of their against-the-odds win over Derby when they face play-off chasing Nottingham Forest tomorrow.

Despite failing to claim a single win from their last ten games, a run which led to the sacking of Billy Davies, Forest remain just two points off the top six.

Yesterday, the City Ground club announced that former captain Stuart Pearce will take over as their new manager at the end of the season.

While Pearce will not be in the dugout on Saturday, news of his arrival is sure to create a buzz among Forest fans.

But Holloway, whose side recorded a shock 1-0 victory against the Rams last month, said: "I don't know if there will be a party because a lot of their fans liked Billy Davies, didn't they?

"It's all about us because I don't care about Forest.

"We have got to get over the disappointment from our last game because that could be an important point when you look at the other results.

"We need to win some games and if we can win the next couple, it will put a whole different complexion on things.

"There are 21 points still to play for and we've been losing by the odd goal here and there, which is very frustrating, but who's to say that won't change?

"We have got two tough away matches coming up against Forest and Wigan, but we went to Derby and got a win so why can't we do it again?"

Forest caretaker Gary Brazil, who will take charge of his third game, said: "We know what we're going to be up against with Millwall.

"Ian will change formations during the game and we'll have to be tactically aware of what they're doing.

"Any side managed by Ian will come and have a real go. We need to make sure we put in a good performance that gives us a strong chance to get a positive result."

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9 thoughts on “Millwall boss hopes for repeat of Derby triumph at Forest

  • April 4, 2014 at 13:24
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    Well that's that, haven't won in their previous ten matches. Three guesses who their next win comes against?

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    • April 4, 2014 at 13:35
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      @harry2310: Bet your mortgage on it. Leeds, Birmingham etc, same old story.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 13:47
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    Something really unusual will happen tomorrow-----------------------"WE,L WIN"

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    • April 4, 2014 at 15:29
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      @grassgrower: give me 6 numbers between 1 & 49 plz 🙂 I rearly hope your right

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  • April 4, 2014 at 13:50
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    The presuures off now as we all know we're down. Most teams in our doomed position go on to pull off a few surprise wins when it no longer matters -surely it's our turn?

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      • April 4, 2014 at 15:01
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        @Adsy77777: the pressure is definenately on them..1 they dont want to give up on playoffs .2 want to show pearce they can fight.which will allow us to pass & move.

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        • April 4, 2014 at 18:22
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          @Jim28: pass and move jim ?
          Our lot couldnt pass wind or move house.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 21:33
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    It's time to call on the spirit of '78 - when the Lions were deep in relegation mire after a disastrous year but won 6 on the trot and were safe.

    I went to all 6 and the last win was like a promotion.

    This year? Can they do it again?

    My heart hopes 'yes'... but then I look at some of the names then - Kitch, Walker and Lee, Bryan Hamilton (really good, maturing player) Seasman, Hazell and Nicky Johns in goal.

    But that was also the year of management changes following Jago's departure, THAT Panorama programme, the inevitable FA Cup 6th Round disaster and riot versus Ipswich and ground closure and enforced segregation.

    This year's had its issues ... but nothing like 1978.

    but this year's team...?

    My heart hopes...my head says no.

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