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Holloway disappointed by narrow loss

8 November 2014

Manager Ollie reacts to Brentford defeat

Millwall boss Ian Holloway said Brentford were worthy winners after they come away from The Den with a 3-2 victory.

A brace from Andre Gray put The Bees into a comfortable 2-0 lead, but The Lions brought it back to 2-2 for the second successive game thanks to goals from Lee Gregory and Alan Dunne.

Mark Warburton's side secured their third straight win, however, when Danny Shittu turned the ball into his own net in the 65th-minute.

"We need to start going in front because I think we would all see a different Millwall then," Ollie said afterwards.

"I want us to find that confidence where we believe that the other team won't score. Unfortunately it is a bit too easy for sides to get goals against us at the moment.

"Our organisation wasn't right at times. We got better in the second-half but unfortunately we couldn't get that third goal, which was always going to be important.

"It's fine margins. If Gregory's header, which hits the post, goes in when the score is 2-2, then I think it's a different story.

"The good thing is that we are scoring goals but at the moment it feels like we have to get three or four at home to win a game. It can't be like that.

"I'm disappointed to lose and it feels like a bit of a kick in the teeth to be honest. Brentford were better at closing and pressing than us and I think they probably deserved to beat us, which is the first time I can say that.

"Credit to Mark (Warburton) and his staff because they have got their structure right and all of their players know exactly when to do certain things.

"I've got to have a think about a few things. We didn't make enough angles for the man in possession today."


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