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Holloway: We have to eradicate mistakes

19 September 2014

Manager wants to end the week on a high

Millwall boss Ian Holloway is determined to see his side put back-to-back defeats behind them with a win over Nottingham Forest at The Den on Saturday (3pm).

The Lions have suffered consecutive away losses against Ipswich Town and Reading whilst Forest, led by Stuart Pearce, sit top of the table after Wednesday's 5-3 win over Fulham.

Ollie's men fought back from 2-0 down at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday to equalise but lost 3-2 thanks to a late Simon Cox goal and the Millwall boss has called on his side to cut out defensive errors.

"Quite how we lost against Reading I'll never know," the 51-year-old says in his programme column.

"The statistics show we had twice as many shots as Reading and twice as many on target. We got back from 2-0 down to 2-2 and I thought we would go on to win it from there.

"But unfortunately we failed to defend a corner properly and once again we got punished. We have to eradicate those mistakes before they are costing us dearly at the minute."

He adds: "I said after Ipswich that if you are going to lose, there is a right way to lose, and gutted though I was by the result (against Reading) I was delighted by some of the things we did that night. I am convinced that if we continue to play like that we will win far more than we lose.

"Since last March we haven't been used to losing two games in a row and it hurts that we've done so this week.

"We will be going out onto that pitch on Saturday determined to put things right."

Read much more from Ollie in Saturday's edition of The Lion. An interview with the manager will also be available on Lions Player later today. 

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