Holloway: Contract uncertainty not affecting Millwall players

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

24 MILLWALL players are due to become free agents next summer but Ian Holloway does not believe that uncertainty is affecting the morale in his squad.

The Lions boss has has previously stated that talks about new deals will not take place until the club is higher up the Championship table.

Holloway admits the situation is not ideal but he says there is no doubting the committment and togetherness in the group.



He said: "I hope they are all trying to get a contract with us and with me. And at the minute, their efforts tell me that they are trying to do that.

"They've all got great attitudes and I'll try to give them clarity. In the meantime, I'll demand that every one of them gives us a decent day's work.

"And we'll treat those we don’t sign with respect because we're Millwall. But you can see the spirit in the group from the comeback against Bournemouth.



"We all believe things will turn and the way the lads are fighting for each other is fantastic.

"Every single one of them has been absolutely foot-perfect in the last couple of weeks.

"The lads are working their nuts off and I'll applaud anyone who does that for me."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

8 thoughts on “Holloway: Contract uncertainty not affecting Millwall players

  • December 5, 2014 at 10:15
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    Maybe not but it's affecting the bloody supporters.

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  • December 5, 2014 at 10:25
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    With the results we have been geting over the last two seasons, and the position that we have ended up in over those seasons as well I cant see many other clubs beating a path to the door of the Den to get a lot of these to put pen to paper, so you are proberly right in saying that they too concerned about it.
    At least 6 of them are having a fine old time drawing a nice wage for doing absolutly f***all, there the ones that you should try to be moving on come January to at least try to bring the wage bill down with 40 pros in our first team squad.

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  • December 5, 2014 at 10:28
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    I have just read IH article on the millwall website,where IH has said he wants millwall to play a high tempo game and put their back four under pressure,the thing is we will not put their back four under pressue playing a lone striker,also where has the high tempo gone that was shown by millwall on IH first home game against ipswich,we scored a some what lucky goal but deserved to win because of the high tempo game we played,even the warm up for that game was done at a 100 miles an hour.
    So Ollie practice what you preach and set out a team to get what you want,a lone striker just AINT good enough.

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    • December 5, 2014 at 12:55
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      @jim1222: gonna have to agree with you jim..fans only have to look at some of the recent score draws.to work out .as soon 2 go up from &we up the pace the midfield are alot closer to the 2 strikers..then we score 2 or 3 goals..if they start the game that way we could be 2 up at HT

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  • December 5, 2014 at 10:35
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    We also have some very good youngsters about to break in to the first team squad on a regular basis all taught and playing the way Ollie wants them to. I think I read at the start of this season 700 professional players were looking for new clubs so it does seem a 'buyers market'. As you can only field eleven players at one time does this mean that the gap between big budget clubs and the likes of us will actually get smaller as there are very good players looking for work?

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  • December 5, 2014 at 11:05
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    No doubt the bad players will be given contracts and the good ones let go?

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  • December 5, 2014 at 13:20
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    So if we don't get further up the table and scrap it out at the bottom for the rest of the season, no contracts will be discussed till May......too late!

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  • December 5, 2014 at 14:46
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    Please they are being paid a small fortune compared to most fans I wouldn't expect anything less don't praise them for doing what is their job, lots of normal people have worries about their future employment you would never hear a boos praising them just show how far out of touch most people in football really are

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