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Ollie's reaction

29 March 2014

Manager bemoans 'two points lost'

Millwall boss Ian Holloway says his side have to improve their organisation at set-pieces after twice letting a one-goal lead slip at home to Blackburn Rovers.

Shaun Williams gave The Lions a second-half lead with his first goal for the club from the penalty spot after Grant Hanley was sent off for a foul on Steve Morison. Rovers defender Michael Keane headed the away side level but Simeon Jackson looked to have won it with two minutes of normal time to go, stepping up off the ground to convert another penalty. The scoring was not over, though, and Blackburn sub Josh King poked home a heartbreaking last-gasp equaliser to ensure a share of the spoils.

"We need to organise ourselves better at set-pieces," Ollie said. "We had enough men back to deal with the two goals. We have to take full responsibility as a group because we're not leading ourselves as we should out there.

"It was harsh to send the Blackburn player off but we've gone in front twice and not got the win which we needed, so it is two points dropped.

"It is bitterly disappointing but we've still got a chance. We have to get five wins from our last seven games. There is two tough away matches coming up against Nottingham Forest and Wigan, but we went to Derby and got a win so why can't we do it again?

"We will keep fighting and believing and I won't stop encouraging these players. I've not had to shout at them because the problems we had today are easy to sort out."


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