Holloway: Wigan will be toughest test of Millwall's run-in

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MILLWALL face the biggest challenge of their six-game run-in when they take on fifth-placed Wigan tonight, according to manager Ian Holloway.

Holloway believes the Lions will need four wins and a draw from their remaining fixtures to avoid relegation, admitting they now have a "very small margin of error".

But the visitors to the DW Stadium go into the game buoyed by their victory at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, a result which has given Millwall renewed hope they can survive.



Reflecting on the weekend, Holloway said: "It was as if we had started the season afresh with a fresh mindset.

"We passed it well, people didn't look nervous and there was a bit of confidence about us.

"The way we scored our goals was exactly what we had spoken about beforehand in terms of their shape and what we had to do to get in behind them, and the lads did it.



"Hopefully they will gain some confidence from that result because we deserved that and we have deserved for more things to go our way recently."

The Latics, who edged past Leeds last time out, have an FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal to look forward to this Saturday.

But Holloway is not counting on Uwe Rosler's side being distracted by their Wembley date.

He said: "Things don't get any tougher than another Tuesday night game away to Wigan. I'd say this is the toughest game we've got left on our fixture list.

"They have still got the remnants of a Premier League squad, they've added well to that and they've got a new manager who has only lost twice.

"Wigan have got some fantastic players and play a shape that is very difficult to deal with.

"Let's hope they don't quite fancy it as much as us. It is a big ask for us because Wigan are in a confident vein of form at the minute.

"I believe we can win four games, lose one and draw one and we will stay up, so we have a very small margin of error.

"We have beaten Derby and Forest away from home so we've got to take that confidence with us into the next game.

"We are doing everything we can to secure back-to-back wins, which has only happened once before this season and I wasn't here then.

"Hopefully I'll be able to pick the same team twice in a row for the first time."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

9 thoughts on “Holloway: Wigan will be toughest test of Millwall's run-in

  • April 8, 2014 at 10:58
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    Had our toughest test derby away..& we made them cry...the only toughest thing will be getting home mmmmmmmmmm

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    • April 8, 2014 at 11:06
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      @Jim28: stay in one of their top of the range slums and get fried bread and dripping for breakfast. then puke all the way home.

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    • April 8, 2014 at 12:40
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      @Jim28: JAMIES TRAIN WAS A LITTLE LATE, BUT HES HERE WITH THE REST OF US, SO ABOUT TO LEAVE THE NEW DEN FOR WIGAN. NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN AND ALL THE OTHER MILLWALL FANS ON THE COACH HEADING FOR THE COLLECTION OF MORE POINTS.

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      • April 8, 2014 at 12:51
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        @bermlion: Norman went to wigin with the millwall crew, they cheered like f*** and run amuck and made poor Wigan spew. Hav fun and pints.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 11:41
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    All the games are going to be tough and we need wins.

    They better not approach this game with the mindset that it's tough and it's ok if we don't get a win as if they had managed to get wins against the 'easy' teams we wouldn't be in this shitty position.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 11:47
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    Just go there, play for each other, stick to the task keep cool heads and throw the kitchen sink at them. Ask the question, you are up to it cause that's the fighting millwall way, see if they are!!! A good foundation was built on last weekend , stay firm and make it worthwhile.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 11:55
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    Wigan 0 Millwall 1

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  • April 8, 2014 at 13:04
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    Wigan were poor on Saturday against Leeds and only scraped that win. Let's hope they're all scared of getting injured and missing Wembley on Saturday and so don't turn up again. Still not expecting anything from it though.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 20:43
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    8 changes to their team tonight
    3 more points coming our way

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