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Ollie: Players are prepared

7 February 2014

Manager looks ahead to Turf Moor test

Lions boss Ian Holloway believes his squad are improving 'as a group' ahead of Saturday's trip to high-flying Burnley at Turf Moor (3pm).

The Clarets, led by former Millwall defender Sean Dyche, are unbeaten at home in the Championship so far this season and sit in third, whilst last Saturday's defeat to Reading left The Lions in 21st - two point above the drop zone.

But Ollie, speaking to Lions Player, says his players understand what he expects from them at Turf Moor, and believes they have what it takes to pull of a result.

"We're taking on a fantastic opponent who are in a great mental state," he said. "They believe they can keep going.

"It's a massive pitch but we've always been successful there. I've never been successful there, but I'm taking my new team.

"We will have to be slightly different, but we've spoken about tactics and they (the players) understand what we are talking about. It's down to them to coordinate each other with the mindset that I'm talking about as a group and with pride in each other.

"In this game we are going to have be a little bit more solid and a little bit less open because they've got the two best goalscorers in the division. We've got 18 games left to work hard and grow into a half-decent unit. I can see the signs of the day-in, day-out."

Watch Ollie's full interview here

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