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A lesson from history?

12 February 2015

Ollie desperate for home comfort but would settle for more road rewards

Lions boss Ian Holloway says he's desperate to reward the Den faithful for their patience by turning round the home form which has seen his side winless on their own patch since the end of October.

However, he knows that of greater importance are points wherever you can get them, and next up is another awayday at Leeds on Saturday.

"We're going to Elland Road this weekend feeling good about ourselves again after Tuesday night when we started to look like we have the makings of a good team," stated Ollie.

"I was so pleased for those fans who travelled up to Birmingham, and of course what I want more than anything is for those who come to The Den regularly to experience that feeling. Ideally I'd like to win at home and draw away, but at the moment it's round the other way once more, and the challenge is, can we make it three wins in a row on the road?

"We have picked up seven points, with two wins and a draw from our last four games since the new players have come in here, and unfortunately only one of them has come at home. Looking at it now, a point against 10 men would have been a good result from the Huddersfield game because we would now be out of the bottom three. If we keep doing well on our travels then maybe it takes a bit of pressure off us at home, and after Leeds we'll be working very hard to try to start winning games at The Den."

Last season, The Lions finished with an eight match unbeaten run to stave off relegation. However, that included just the one home win, against Bournemouth in the final fixture, with those three consecutive awayday successes at Forest, Wigan and Middlesbrough proving key to Millwall's Championship survival. If they can complete another travelling triple in Yorkshire on Saturday it would represent a massive stride in the right direction.

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