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Ollie: We've got to keep fighting

26 March 2014

Holloway still confident The Lions can avoid relegation

Millwall manager Ian Holloway says his men may need five wins from their final eight games to beat the drop.

Birmingham City ran out 3-2 winners at The Den on Tuesday night, a game which Ollie said The Lions must not lose beforehand, but the boss remains confident that his side have what it takes to turn their fortunes around.

"There has been some frank and honest words said in that dressing room and the players are hurting, believe me," he said.

"I'm sick and fed up of seeing the same thing. We get a chance, we miss it, and they go up the other end and score. If that continues then it isn't very good but we all know that.

"With other results going against us the situation looks bad but we have eight games left and 24 points to play for. We probably need to win five but I believe we can do it because with the chances we're creating we've got people to score them.

"We scored two but probably missed another four. With confidence the way it is we needed the first goal. I'm devastated for the lads because I've seen a whole lot of effort there.

"I was pleased with the way we kept going. What we have got to do is organise ourselves a lot better when we're out there. With their first goal I can see four things wrong. In training we're not getting them wrong.

"To be perfectly honest this is a fantastic opportunity to show what we are all about, as I've just told them (the players). Everybody will write us off now but not me, and not us. It is all about actions now."

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