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Same again, says Steve

6 December 2013

Manager calls for repeat performance against Wigan

Lions boss Steve Lomas says his side must continue from where they left off against Wigan Athletic at The Den on Saturday (3pm).

Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest extended Millwall's unbeaten run at The Den to six games, and whilst disappointed not to have earned all three points after twice letting the lead slip, Lomas was still pleased with large parts of the performance.

"We created plenty of chances, scored two good goals taking the lead twice, but the big frustration was that we couldn't hold onto it," he says in his programme notes.

"On the plus side, the overall attitude and approach of the side was first class, and if we can reproduce those levels of intensity, energy and drive in every game, we'll be ok. It's when we drop off from those levels, as we did last weekend (against Leicester), that we find ourselves in trouble."

FA Cup holders Wigan arrive at The Den on the back of three straight League defeats, and Wednesday's loss away to Leeds came just two days after Latics boss Owen Coyle left the club. But despite their indifferent form, Lomas believes his players will still have to be at their very best to get anything out of Saturday's game.

"They are a side still packed with Premier League quality," he says in The Lion. "For whatever reason, and perhaps involvement in Europe has been a factor, they haven't yet found the consistency they have been looking for.

"We should be under no illusions that Wigan are a dangerous opponent, and if results on Tuesday (when managerless Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley both won) are anything to go by, the more so since they lost their manager.

"We must carry on where we left off against Forest, and with the fans backing, hopefully secure a win that will move us up the table."

You can see more from Lomas in Saturday's edition of The Lion. To find out how you can download the programme hours before kick-off, and for what else is in Saturday's edition, click here

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