Garvan: Continuity has been key to Millwall's unbeaten run

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

CONTINUITY in team selection and tactics has been the key to Millwall's seven-game unbeaten run, according to midfielder Owen Garvan.

The Lions go into their final match of the campaign against Bournemouth this Saturday two points above the relegation zone, having been bottom of the league just a month ago.

And Garvan believes Millwall's upturn in form has been down to consistency.

"We have kept the same formation with mainly the same personnel," he said. "Once we got one result, we kept things the same and the results have kept going.

"That's been an important thing. When you keep the same system, players get used to it and you know what the manager wants from you.

"When the results are going well, there's no point changing things.

"We've got into this situation by working collectively and that's the sign of the good team – we've done well consistently without one individual scoring all the goals.

"We've got a structure that is making us successful."

Garvan says that Millwall go into their clash with the Cherries in high spirits as they bid to secure Championship football for another season.

"We're confident of staying up because of the run we're on," the 26-year-old added.

"I'm sure there will be some nerves but as players we have to do our own thing and not worry about anything else.

"The pressure will be intense but that's why you play the game – for big moments like this. The lads were in this situation last year so it's nothing new. It's in our own hands.

"We haven't had a great home record but if we can put on a good performance and the crowd is fully behind the team, then I'm sure it will be a good day.

"We can't sit back and playing a cautious game, we've got to get a positive result."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

5 thoughts on “Garvan: Continuity has been key to Millwall's unbeaten run

  • May 2, 2014 at 07:36
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    Yesterday you couldn't wait to leave..today your singing our praises..you want to sort yourself out mate

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  • May 2, 2014 at 07:51
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    Mate, hopefully something magnificent will happen sat and you blokes collectively will realise this is the place to be and that you want to be part of something really special in the future. Chasing the bucks is a constant temptation but loyalty to team mates and friendships built through struggle and success is a beautiful thing. Being regarded by generations of supporters is something money can't buy. Good luck sat Owen.

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  • May 2, 2014 at 08:33
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    No more Garvan articles please, not interested in what this soon to be leaving loanee has to say.

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  • May 2, 2014 at 08:37
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    THINK HE NOW REALISES WHAT HE SAID WAS OUT OF PLACE !!!!
    WELL , HAVE A GREAT GAME ON SATURDAY, TRY A FEW SHOTS, SCORE A GOAL,
    AND GARVAN, YOU MAY WIN SOME FANS OVER !!!!
    " GIDDY - UP GARVAN " .....................GET GOING, WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!
    " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
    STORMIN' NORMAN

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  • May 2, 2014 at 16:33
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    Quite bored of this palarse plank talking b0ll0cks every other article. No one cares

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