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Ollie praises Millwall character

11 February 2014

Lions boss pleased with crucial point

Millwall boss Ian Holloway expressed his delight with the character his side showed in coming from behind to secure a point against Yeovil Town.

Steve Morison's header cancelled out Glovers sub Joe Ralls' opener, and The Lions almost won it at the death as Danny Shittu saw his 95th-minute header go just over the bar.

"I'm much happier that we went 1-0 down and came back because it boosts morale that way," Ollie said.

"Our character was brilliant when we went behind. We showed real resilience. There's so many elements that I'm pleased with, and a few not so much. But we worked so hard and I'm delighted with that.

"It was a fantastic game of football on what was a difficult pitch, but we can play better. The players, though, are playing with pride for the badge on their chest, which I'm so pleased about.

"We wanted three points because we need all we can to climb up the table. But I can't ask the players to have tried any harder. We matched a very spirited team.

"The only time we lost our structure was when they scored, but the more we repeat it, the more recognition the players will have. We need to relax and pass the ball more.

"I made a few decisions before the game, and everybody respected them. The front four linked up well considering they have barely played together, and fitness-wise DJ Campbell and Simeon Jackson are getting there. They showed good discipline in helping us to keep our shape.

"We've got a tough job on our hands but we're on the right lines."

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