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4 November 2014

Ollie on Blackburn clash and correcting Robbo paper talk

Lions boss Ian Holloway is relishing the prospect of two big games at The Den in a five day period, starting with the visit of Blackburn Rovers tonight.

He is also at pains to correct the impression given in a local newspaper article that a decision has been made about the long-term future of Paul Robinson, who is currently on loan at Portsmouth.

He said: "I have spoken to Robbo, who would have had every right to feel aggrieved to read about his future at Millwall in a newspaper rather than for me to speak to him directly.

My response to a question I was asked about Paul was that it isn't my intention to recall him at the moment. He is on loan to Portsmouth until January and no longer term decisions will be made before then.

I have made it clear to Robbo that I would speak to him personally about matters of this nature, and I'm disappointed that this article made him feel that this would not be the case.

As far as tonight's game is concerned, we have the chance to put the disappointment of Saturday's result behind us by putting in a matchwinning performance against another team that are going very well at the moment.

We've had a good chat about Saturday and pinpointed one or two things we need to do better. But overall, I have encouraged the players that they are doing a lot right as well, and I'm delighted with the quality of some of the football we are playing..

We know we're in for another tough game, but we have demonstrated against Wolves, Wigan and Cardiff in recent weeks that we're capable of being a match for anyone in the Championship and we have to show that self-belief again this evening."

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