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Holloway pleased by defending after 0-0 draw

21 October 2014

Manager provides with his post-match reaction

Millwall manager Ian Holloway praised his team's defensive efforts after they secured a second consecutive away clean sheet in Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with Wigan.

Shaun Maloney and Scott McDonald had each side's best opportunities in a game of few clear-cut chances and Ollie was especially chuffed with the efforts of his back four, particularly loanee right-back Andy Wilkinson, who only joined the club on Monday.

"Andy only arrived at the hotel on Monday night so didn't even have a chance to train with us out on the grass," Ollie said. "But he looked like he had been there all his life. Andy is a very good, experienced player and he really wanted to come here. I'm delighted to have him on board and he settled in brilliantly.

"He played his part in what was a good defensive performance overall. We could've done one or two things better in attack but you can see that we are improving.

"The conditions, especially the wind, made it pretty horrendous out there at times but we used the ball well and I was pleased with the way we moved it into the right spaces.

"We've got a decent squad who work hard for each other and we saw that again tonight. I had to make a few changes, one of which was enforced, but it was needed to freshen things up.

"We have to keep plugging away game by game. I was pleased with the way we defended set-pieces tonight, which was something we had to work on.

"It gives us some momentum going into Saturday against Cardiff. I'm looking forward to welcoming them to The Den and it will be a good challenge for us. It's another chance to show everyone what we can do."

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