HUDDERSFIELD Town boss Chris Powell has praised the character of Ian Holloway ahead of Millwall's trip to the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.
Powell, formerly Charlton manager, is looking forward to renewing hostilities with the Lions. And he has spoken highly of opposite number Holloway in the run up to tomorrow's game.
"I know Ian Holloway and Millwall well with it being so close to my previous club," Powell told Huddersfield's official site.
"We have to be wary as he’s built a decent squad; he's managed to bring in a number of players during the summer and he does have options.
"He's had some success and he's also been man enough when it hasn’t happened to go again and regroup like he did at Crystal Palace, so he's a good character and good man who should be in the game and I'm pleased he is.
"We've got on well and he spoke highly of me when things happened at Charlton.
"We're foes on Saturday, but of course we've got Steve Thompson who worked with him at Blackpool and he's also told me how he works and how he thinks.
"We’ll be opposite one another on Saturday and I'm looking forwards to it."
Powell took charge of the Terriers earlier this month but has endured a tough start.
"There is no two ways about it, our players will have to battle; that's the only way out of it, alongside playing your football.
"When things are going against you, that's when you have to puff your chest out and show a bit of pride.
"It's about getting yourself out of a position you don't want to be in. You have to try and make yourselves better and turn things around.
"I know I've only been in charge for three games – a draw and two losses – but we don't want that to continue and that has to be how we move forwards."