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Relishing the challenge

8 January 2014

Robbo up for the battle under new boss

Millwall skipper Paul Robinson says he and his team-mates can't wait to to line up against Huddersfield Town on Saturday - Ian Holloway's first game in charge of The Lions.

Ollie took over this week and met the players before Tuesday's training session, and Robbo, speaking to, says the players are excited about featuring under the new man in charge.

"He's full of excitement and enthusiasm, and he spoke really well to us," the captain said. "The Chairman and the Board have done really well to appoint someone of his calibre because he comes with a track record of getting clubs promoted out of this division.

"The manager has always had his teams playing attractive football, and the players are looking forward to the challenge of working on that style of play over the coming weeks and months.

"Our first task is to begin picking up points quickly because we're desperate to move away from that relegation zone. The potential in this squad hasn't been realised so far this season, but you can see that the manager is excited about getting the best out of us. He believes there is a lot of quality amongst the players."

The Lions head to the John Smith's Stadium one place and one point above the Championship dropzone, and will be looking for just their second away win of the season.

"It will be a tough game against a side which play good football," Robbo added. "Mark Robins has changed their system and their style this season and it has been working for them.

"But we'll be fully prepared and ready. We know that we're going to have to be at the top of our game to get a result, but the players will be confident of doing just that."

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