Preparation key for Millwall boss ahead of Wigan challenge

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IAN Holloway is ensuring his players get plenty of rest ahead of their midweek visit to Wigan.

Millwall face a quick turnaround after Saturday's win at Nottingham Forest and Holloway says recharging batteries in his squad is a top priority.

The last time the Lions had a Tuesday night away game to contend with, against Blackpool in March, they travelled north on the day of the game.



But Holloway has tweaked his side's itinerary for their trip to the DW Stadium.

"I gave them the day off yesterday and I've had no emergency messages from my physio, so that looks good on the injury front," the Lions boss said.

"Normally if someone goes down ill or is injured I would get a call, but there was nothing immediately after the game on Saturday.



"I was a little bit concerned because two or three of them hadn't really played for a while, so I've got everything crossed.

"The only one who I thought looked injured was Owen Garvan – he was limping a little and has a very sore knee sometimes, so we'll have to see how he feels.

"He can normally manage it but I thought he looked a little bit inhibited. Knowing him, he probably tried to carry on regardless."

Holloway added: "I gave the lads an extra break – we didn't train until 1pm this afternoon.

"We'll work the ones that didn't play and do very, very little with the ones that did.

"We are travelling up to the hotel this afternoon and we will walk through some stuff in the morning. The rest of the lads will train properly.

"We didn't do that last time – against Blackpool we went up on the morning of the game – so we're trying to get our preparation right."

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36 thoughts on “Preparation key for Millwall boss ahead of Wigan challenge

  • April 7, 2014 at 16:40
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    How can he tell if Garvan was injured, he can't run anyway!!!!
    On a serious note, good luck to the boys on Tuesday, I hope they can get something from what I think is a very good side. COYL

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    • April 7, 2014 at 18:50
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      @beedoscores: DONT KNOW IF HES INJURED , BUT WE WILL BE THERE AGAIN TO SUPPORT WHOEVER TURNS OUT. HOPE IT A GOOD TEAM. NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN.........READY TO HEAD FOR WIGAN TOMORROW AT 12.30. DEPARTURE FROM THE NEW DEN.

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  • April 7, 2014 at 16:43
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    A win every known again hardly calls for treating the team with a break. That right there is everything that is wrong with Millwall. I cant wait till I see the back of the majority of this squad. USELESS

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    • April 8, 2014 at 02:11
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      @Dazi:
      Starting work 4 hours after your supposed to start, after a good work out Saturday & couple hours travelling is hardly what I'd call a break to be fair. With the way some of our players pick up injuries, I'd be scared to put them anywhere near a pitch.

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  • April 7, 2014 at 16:43
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    If their is no injuries can we see the same team that started on Saturday

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    • April 7, 2014 at 18:15
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      @woolwich lion: the only injury is bailey's shorts.either hes lost wait or he had shittu's on

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  • April 7, 2014 at 17:05
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    Millwall keep the same side 2 games running your having a giraffe, let's just keep going & see where it gets us, even a point against the form side in the league is a bonus coyl

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  • April 7, 2014 at 17:18
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    Well done Holloway. I think that's the right approach and going up the day before has got to increase our chances of getting something from the game.
    We are playing them at the perfect time ahead of their semi final this weekend. I think that the only thing on their minds will be staying injury free or not getting booked or sent off. Big opportunity for a shock win.
    Let's just have a real good go at them.
    Fingers crossed.

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  • April 7, 2014 at 17:48
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    Get up there, get the 3 points and come home to another big game against Watford. Gonna miss my first away game tomorrow absolutely gutted.

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    • April 7, 2014 at 18:03
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      @Davey: we the travellers deserve to be put up in a hotel...cos its bloody exhausting following the lions this season...recharge your batteries for the next one...

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  • April 7, 2014 at 18:34
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    Dazi said "that right there"

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  • April 7, 2014 at 19:11
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    Can't believe any football team would drive 5 hours and play football that evening for
    f**k sake

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  • April 7, 2014 at 19:49
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    Don't forget Ollie to play Rock Paper Scissors to decide who plays on the way up

    COYL Lets go out fighting !!!!

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  • April 7, 2014 at 20:35
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    I thought Ollie said they was gonna travel the night before the game at Blackpool. I'm sure I saw it on 1 of these threads unless I'm on about another game

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    • April 7, 2014 at 21:14
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      @TrueLion: no hes partying im put a ying moneyon dj being the dj, he also happens to be the one setting the bet

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      • April 7, 2014 at 22:21
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        @hams: sorry that makes no sense

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    • April 7, 2014 at 22:22
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      @TrueLion: yeah I thought so too....?? Well, if they didn't do it last time - let's hope it makes the difference this time... COYL.

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      • April 7, 2014 at 23:51
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        @Luke ColdBlow10: i thought he was taking the players up to blackpool on the train ( the day of the match )..could be wrong ..to tell the truth it shouldn't matter.cos some years back blackpool came by coach it got stuck on the M1 & the kick of was delayed. Take a guess who won the game

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        • April 8, 2014 at 00:55
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          @Jim28: You're right Jim, it shouldn't matter. Unfortunately half of our squad is made up of injury prone pensioners!!
          Joking aside, IH is making the right moves here - he's right to be cautious.
          Good/surprising news that there wasn't any injuries during the Notts game. Nearly the whole squad has had a stint in the treatment room this season - most of them being recently too! i.e. - Malone, Bailey, Beevers, Martin and HOFF! .... They were key players in that victory as well! The mind boggles!

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    • April 8, 2014 at 10:38
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      @TrueLion: @TrueLion: no I believe the last time they played on a Tuesday night was against Blackpool and they drove up that day

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  • April 7, 2014 at 20:40
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    3 points is a must tomorrow! Hope those fans who travel up there come back with a big smile on their faces! COYL! Let's go down fighting

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  • April 7, 2014 at 20:56
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    Good luck everyone tomorrow night, I'm new on here and I reckon me being a good omen 2-1to the lions you wait and see.

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  • April 7, 2014 at 21:22
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    With the right mindset there's gotta be a chance to take something out of this game, once again the team should have no doubt the travellers are in full support and as a tight group we,l be well and truly up for the fight. Even on the days in recent times when things haven't gone so well we've at least been cracking in and trying to find ways . Ya never lose you're ability, just the confidence drops sometimes, onwards and upwards!!! Good luck to all.

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  • April 7, 2014 at 22:03
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    Remember the club motto: We fear no foe, where're we go!

    Let's make it happen COYL!

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  • April 7, 2014 at 23:50
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    Lately we've been always able to play good matches,but often we were not very lucky...now it's time that luck turns a bit on our side!
    Today we can win,and not just because their heads are thinking about the saturday match...
    Good luck to anyone who will play,and also to all travellers...
    COYL!!!

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  • April 8, 2014 at 00:14
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    Where's old_les'bian been at these days?

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  • April 8, 2014 at 00:15
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    Ollie keep us up son, and you will god in our eyes.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 01:51
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    It's late, just got back from pub ( I'm out in the sticks) chatting to mates who support spurs, arsenal, west hamsters, qpr. We all agree supporting your team is like sex, you never have a bad one it's just that some are better than others. 1 0 the WALL!!

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  • April 8, 2014 at 08:03
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    Although getting four victories out of our last six games seems a very tall order, it's by no means impossible. But as the old cliche goes, we must take one game at a time, so if we can get a result tonight then who knows, we can start believing and more importantly so can the players. But I really feel we need to win tonight, otherwise falling a possible five points from safety again will probably kill us off.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 08:07
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    From a tactical point of view can you guys give me an idea which players are better suited for this game ? Or would you go unchanged as much as possible? Also is there any realistic chance of seeing d shittu again this season? Appreciate ya thoughts, thanks.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 08:08
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    We are about to leave for Wigan, going very early to get to Town for Lunch and a few 'Jars' so see you all up there for a good win.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 09:41
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    Tried to get a ticket yesterday for today but i missed the 5 o'clock deadline 🙁

    To the Crusaders travelling up there today, have a great game, be loud and bring back another 3 points, god is with us!!! 🙂

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