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Talk is cheap

17 September 2013

Boss Steve calls on passion, desire and determination

Millwall manager Steve Lomas has urged his players to take "personal responsibility" for ensuring they each contribute in the attempt to secure the first League win of the season at home to Blackpool tonight.

Speaking in his programme notes, Steve acknowledges that the fans were right to boo Saturday's performance against Derby County, and calls on his players to put an end to their Den woes against Paul Ince's table toppers.

"I don't know if something has got into the minds of some of the players about playing at The Den. If it has, there is only one way to cure it and that is to go out there tonight full of the passion, desire and determination that is expected of a Millwall team.

"You will not always play well in every game, but if you put in the commitment and hard work, it's amazing how far that can take you.

"Since Saturday, we have had plenty of time to talk, to work and to plan for this evening's encounter with Blackpool.

"Talk, though, is cheap. We will be judged by what happens over the next 90 minutes, and I will be looking for each individual who puts on the shirt tonight to take personal responsibility for making sure they do their own individual jobs right, and restore pride in us as a team and as a club.

"Having acknowledged what we failed to do at the weekend, I can only ask that you stick with the players tonight, and give them the encouragement to get things right and give you something to cheer at The Den."

For the rest of Steve's notes, plus an in-depth interview with Shaun Derry and further features with Richard Chaplow and Liam Trotter, pick up your copy of The Lion around the ground for just £3 this evening.

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