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Ollie 'gobsmacked' by 0-0 draw

20 September 2014

Manager gives his post-match reaction

Millwall boss Ian Holloway said he was 'gobsmacked' that Saturday afternoon's game with Nottingham Forest ended in a 0-0 draw at The Den.

While there were few clear cut chances for either side, the match wasn't lacking in end-to-end action and talking points as The Lions kept their first clean sheet since the August win over Fulham.

"I'm gobsmacked that it finished 0-0 to be honest," Ollie said. "Before the game I told everybody that there was no way it would finish 0-0 but there you go.

"I thought their goalkeeper pulled off some great saves, especially the one from (Mathias) Ranegie in the second-half. We needed that to go in because if it did I'm sure we would have gone on to win the game.

"It was another good, solid performance, but I didn't expect anything other than that. We've played well for the most part this week but we've only picked up one point from nine so we'll have to regroup and go again."

Ollie confirmed that Carlos Edwards, who was forced off in the fourth minute, has picked up a 'serious' knee injury but couldn't yet confirm the severity. Edwards' departure saw Jimmy Abdou move to right-back and the 30-year-old put in a Man of the Match display, much to the manager's delight.

"I thought he was absolutely outstanding. We could have done a couple of things but I wanted somebody with legs up against their winger, and Jimmy Abdou definitely has the legs. He's a great fella and was brilliant again."

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