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Holloway calls for high tempo display

6 December 2014

Boss Ollie wants to give Lions fans a big performance against Middlesbrough

Ian Holloway wants to see his Millwall side recreate their second-half performance from the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth when Middlesbrough visit The Den this Saturday (3pm).

The Lions recovered from a two-goal half-time deficit to pick up another valuable League point, but boss Ollie says his team need to find more consistency in their performances if they are to start climbing the Championship table.

Saturday's game is the first at The Den for just under a month and the manager wants the home crowd to go home having watched a memorable display.

"I think we need to give our wonderful supporters a performance," Ollie said. "I want to try and put their back four under all sorts of pressure.

"If we can commit to what we do and we keep making the right choices - putting the ball where we need to which makes us look a good team and is when we score goals - then I believe we can get some wins.

"We're not far off of it. We have had six draws out of the last nine and it's a tad frustrating for everybody. But the great thing is that the spirit is still there and the boys still believe in themselves.

"It is all about being consistent and trying to get that at this level. Let's make sure we understand where I want the ball, where it has got to go, what we have got to do behind it and pin teams in if we can - particularly at The Den."

Last Saturday's draw at the Goldsands Stadium was the fourth time Millwall have come from behind to earn a point so far this season.

Ollie said: "The lads have got to realise that the choices they are making when we're behind are right and we need to do that right from the start.

"We do pass it and we do move it around but it's about putting it in the right area and building the shape behind that. When we get that right we're a handful for anybody.

"We're playing against a really good team who try to get it and pass it and we are going to try and stop that and play a high tempo game."

Look out for a full pre-match interview with Ollie on Lions Player later today. 

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