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4 October 2013

Trotter calls for Lions response

Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter says he and his team-mates must take heart from the win over Blackpool when they visit the Goldsands Stadium to face Bournemouth on Saturday.

Following the 5-1 drumming at the hands of Derby County in early September, Steve Lomas' men bounced back with an impressive 3-1 victory over The Tangerines; a result followed by successive wins over Charlton Athletic (1-0) and Leeds United (2-0).

But Tuesday night's 4-0 loss away to Birmingham City has left The Lions licking their wounds once more, and Trotts is calling on the team to go into the international break with another win under their belts.

"That's Championship football and it's about how you react," the midfielder told Lions Player. "Last time we reacted really well and got a great win against Blackpool who were top of the League at the time.

"We're going to Bournemouth now and their form has been quote similar to ours - a bit indifferent with some good results and some bad ones. But they're a good team and are doing well this season. We have got to go there and put in a better performance than we did Tuesday."

Former Lion Lewis Grabban looks set to lead the line for Eddie Howe's Cherries, and is undoubtedly one of Bournemouth's dangermen with six goals to his credit already this term. And Trotter, who played with the striker at The Den, isn't surprised to see him doing so well on the south coast.

"Grabbs was always a good player and I think at one point here he was top scorer from right midfield. He has always had the talent and ability but for whatever reason it didn't work out for him under the previous manager here. He had to move on and take a step backwards, and I'm not surprised to see Grabbs playing in the Championship and scoring goals."

For the full interview with Liam, visit Lions Player.

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