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Ollie delighted with Capital One Cup progress

12 August 2014

Manager speaks after 1-0 win over Wycombe

Millwall boss Ian Holloway was 'delighted and relieved' to see his side progress to the Second Round of the Capital One Cup after a 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers at The Den.

Matthew Briggs scored on his Lions debut in the first-half but was sent off in the 58th minute for a second bookable offence. The 10-men of Millwall held on, though, and will find out their Second Round opponents when the draw is made on Wednesday night.

"It was a fantastic game full of hustle and bustle," Ollie said afterwards. "Credit to Wycombe, they've come a long way from last season and gave us an incredibly tough game. They made it very combative and were all over us at times. Thankfully David Forde has made a couple of absolutely brilliant saves to keep them out. 

"It's another successful day. It was a different kind of game but we overcame the challenge.

"I'm delighted and relieved that we managed to get a very good result. That's two wins in a row to start the season - three goals and none conceded - and we all would've taken that before it all kicked-off."

Ollie was particularly pleased with the move that led to Millwall's goal, but admitted he was disappointed to see Briggs sent off after one of his bookings was for taking his shirt off in celebration of his opener.

"I was very pleased with the goal and the way we worked it," the manager said. "We should maybe have done that a little bit more throughout the game.

"There was a lot of frustration and emotion coming out of Briggsy when he scored but he knows the rules and shouldn't have done what he did. I've told him that and he'll learn from it."


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