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1 August 2013

Boss and Chopper face the fans

Less than 48 hours before the new season kick-off, Steve Lomas with a little help from Neil Harris, fielded questions from supporters at his first Fans Forum at The Den.

The new boss made an impressive start too, raising a laugh or two, but predominantly giving his views on the formation he prefers, the new faces he's brought in, his backroom staff and the winning mentality he hopes to engender.

The overriding theme, shared by manager, coach and fans, was the expectation that the players show heart and passion, week-in week-out, win lose or draw. "But" added Steve, "you've also got to have that bit of quality. The players we've added I believe have the right character, and they also have a track record."

He admitted that he might still add to the squad further, but acknowledged there would probably come a point when he would need to let one or two go.

Chopper spoke of the challenges of bringing home produced young players through, ready to play Championship football for Millwall.
Steve stated that some may need to go out on loan first to become battle hardened.

At the end of an hour the two men received generous applause, but both admitted that they and the players will have the crowd onside as long as the team gives their all and picks up their fair share of results along the way.

"Football's a great life," said Steve, "But I only really enjoy it when I'm winning." 

You sense his players will not lack 'encouragement' from the boss to keep him happy.

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