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Basement battle

10 February 2014

Massive for both in Huish Park encounter

It may be too early to talk about 'six pointers' with more than a third of the season still to go, but there is no doubt that Tuesday night's re-arranged trip to Yeovil represents the first of three big matches for The Lions as they battle to haul themselves away from the drop zone.

The Glovers are rooted to the foot of the Championship table, with that opening day victory at The Den in the August sunshine, courtesy of a late Ed Upson strike, a fading memory now. They have only won once in their last eight league outings, and have not taken all three points on their own patch since they beat Blackpool 1-0 on 3rd December.

However, The Lions are not in a rich vein of form either, with just one League success in their last ten encounters. Furthermore, you have to go back to 21st September to find their only away treble when they beat Charlton 1-0 at The Valley.

Since then, Millwall have picked up just two points on their travels, a statistic Ian Holloway is painfully aware needs to be addressed quickly.

However, far from being burdened by the pressure associated with a potential relegation dogfight, the Lions boss is in ebullient mood.

"These are three great games coming up for us now against Yeovil, Bolton and Barnsley which give us a great chance to pick up some points against teams in and around us" he said.

"I believe that we are capable of going on a bit of a run, and with that the confidence and then the consistency will come."


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