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Ollie looks at the positives

27 February 2014

Manager highlights progress in programme notes

Millwall boss Ian Holloway says that he is pleased with the way his men have tightened up defensively, but says The Lions now have to start causing teams more problems in attack if they are to climb away from the Championship drop zone.

Ollie's side entertain Play-Off hopefuls Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday (3pm), and the manager has stressed that he won't hesitate to make changes to his starting line-up after falling to a disappointing defeat at Barnsley.

"We made a mistake early in the game and then in second-half I just thought we fizzled out," Ollie says, discussing the loss to The Tykes in Saturday's matchday programme.

"Since I've been here I've been delighted with the way the players have stuck together and in general they've worked their socks off. But for the first time, at Barnsley, I didn't see everyone working as hard as everyone else, and that will be reflected in my team selection on Saturday.

"I know we have it within ourselves to start picking up the results we need, and who says that can't start against Brighton?

"Looking at the positives, we haven't been shipping goals apart from at Burnley where many sides have suffered a similar fate.

"The scoreline against Reading was my fault for making those radical changes trying to get back into the game, but otherwise we've just been conceding the odd one in games.

"What we haven't been doing, clearly, is scoring enough ourselves, and that's what we've been working on all this week." 

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