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Holloway encouraged despite defeat

14 February 2015

Boss Ollie reviews 1-0 Elland Road loss

Millwall manager Ian Holloway described himself as 'bitterly disappointed' not to see The Lions come away from Elland Road with at least a point as Leeds ran out narrow 1-0 winners.

Alex Mowatt's deflected first-half free-kick proved to be the only goal of the game as Millwall, despite carving out good opportunities, couldn't find an equaliser.

And Holloway, whose side are just one point away from the Championship safety zone, felt Millwall deserved something out of the game.

"I'm bitterly disappointed that we haven't got a point," Ollie said.

"I think our performance deserved more. The only thing that has decided it is a deflected free-kick, but for me it is another step forward in terms of the way we played.

"This is a tough place to come but I felt we dealt well with what they threw at us. We couldn't do one or two things that worked on Tuesday at Birmingham so we had to change the midfield around, which I think caused them some problems.

"There were some chances but we couldn't quite convert them. If we keep creating these types of opportunities then I strongly believe we will convert them and score some goals.

"We have two home games coming up now and we need to repeat our last few away performances at The Den. We're all desperate for our fans to see some wins at home and we have a chance now to try and do that.

"I'm gutted not to be coming away from here with at least a point but that's the Championship for you. The game was decided on a deflection and for me there are positives to take forward."

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