Boss praises Lions duo
Here's a quick look at what the papers said following Millwall's excellent 1-0 win at Derby County on Saturday.
Den boss Ian Holloway praised two returning lions for their hand in Saturday’s 1-0 away win to promotion-chasing Derby County.
Lee Martin was restored to the starting line-up after two games out of the side altogether, and the former Ipswich man was integral as his sweeping cross was headed home by Steve Morison.
Ollie said: "(Lee was) Terrific, I have to say that. "Liam Feeney’s gone to Blackburn Rovers and people have to step up to the plate and we’ve almost had one or two too many that have confused the issue.
"Hopefully we can clear that and make sure everybody knows where they stand."
Paul Robinson was caught off-guard when Danny Shittu went down inured and the returning club captain was called upon in the 56th minute without having time to warm up.
Holloway was complimentary of Robinson after he slotted in like he had been playing the whole 90 minutes.
Ollie declared: "Do I expect anything different from that young man? He's Millwall through and through. You cut him through, he's got Millwall in his blood."
Steve McClaren has challenged his Derby County players to hit back straight away following the defeat by Championship strugglers Millwall.
McClaren offered no excuses after the Rams lost 1-0 at the iPro Stadium.
"It’s not often I have had to say we were poor – but this is one of those occasions," said the head coach.
Derby have little time to dust themselves down. Bolton Wanderers are in town tomorrow night armed with a recent record of three consecutive wins in which they have scored 11 goals and conceded one. They walloped Leeds United 5-1 at Elland Road on Saturday.
"You get results like the one against Millwall once in a while, it is a thunderbolt, and we have to pick ourselves up and bounce back on Tuesday against Bolton," said McClaren.
Derby, third in the Championship and strong at home, were rocked by Millwall who find themselves in a relegation scrap.
McClaren admitted he was surprised and disappointed at the lack of quality shown by his team in the final third.
"We have normally delivered at home, shown quality and played with a tempo, but there was no tempo or quality. We were so poor in the final third," he said.
"We hardly created anything. When we did, we could not finish.
I think we could have played until Monday morning and we still would not have scored.
"We got in the final third OK. We built up and showed patience, but once there we just did not have enough to break down a tight defence.
"It was just one of those days. You get them in football, sometimes you cannot explain it."