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Holloway pleased with transfer business

3 February 2015

Boss Ollie reviews Millwall's January dealings

Millwall manager Ian Holloway believes his side are well prepared for the rest of the season after the club recruited eight new players during the January transfer window.

Deadline day saw Michael Tonge and Jordan Archer sign on loan for the rest of the campaign and Ollie, who has also let eight players go during the past few weeks, says he is pleased with how his new-look squad is shaping up.

"We have been incredibly busy this month with so many deals in and out of the club," he told millwallfc.co.uk.

"There were some more targets that we had in mind for the past couple of days but they didn't work out for one reason or another.

"The chairman and Andy (Ambler) have been excellent every step of the way and the club couldn't have worked any harder over the past month.

"Things needed to be changed around and we have managed to do that. I really like the look of all the players we have brought in and I think we are well equipped to improve our position in the League over the next few months.

"I'm pleased with what we have been able to do and the way I am looking at things is that the Reading game marked the start of a new season for us and so far we have four points from a possible six.

"Our performance at Nottingham Forest was very good and the group will only grow in confidence from that."

Speaking about his two latest arrivals, Ollie added: "We've now added Michael Tonge to our squad, who is a very good midfielder, and Jordan Archer, who is a really bright young goalkeeper. 

"If there are any more holes to fill then we can look to do something in the loan window if needs be.

"As always it is about the type of people you sign and I think everyone we have brought in has fantastic ability and mentality.

"I can feel the spirit and confidence growing and that will get stronger and stronger with every passing day. We have given people some clarity in terms of their futures and that has certainly helped, too. Everyone is united for the cause.

"I'm chuffed with the improvement in mood around the place and that can only help us to push on and start picking up some more points. 

"We're desperate to improve our results at home for the fans so hopefully that process can start on Saturday against Huddersfield.

"The crowd have been brilliant all year and we need that incredible support to continue because it will help the players to grow and grow here."

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