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Holloway issues apology to Lions fans

7 December 2014

Boss Ollie reacts to 5-1 Den defeat

Millwall manager Ian Holloway issued an apology to Lions supporters after his side slipped to a 5-1 defeat against Middlesbrough.

The away side were 4-0 up at half-time thanks mainly to Jelle Vossen's hat-trick, and despite an improved performance in the second period, The Lions slipped to their heaviest defeat of the season.

"It's the worst I've ever felt in football," Ollie said. 

"Today was one of those days where everything that could go wrong did go wrong. I'm bitterly disappointed for the fans and for the players.

"I'm not going to blame any of them because it is my fault. I take full responsibility because I'm the manager.

"I have some serious thinking to do about a few things. I've got a big job to do but I'm proud to be at this football club and I'm more determined than ever to make this work.

"But I do apologise because that just wasn't good enough. Did they mean to do it? No. Did they get things wrong? Yes. But they know what this means to everybody - believe me."

The Lions have a chance to bounce back in next Friday's live televised game away to Brighton & Hove Albion.

"We have to go back to the drawing board," Ollie said. "But we have to stick together, dust ourselves down and come up with a winning formula.

"We won't dwell on it and we will keep going. We just need a win and the good thing is we have next week to try and do that."

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