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Holloway praises match-winner Dunne

10 February 2015

Millwall boss hails defender as Lions end Birmingham hoodoo

Ian Holloway praised Alan Dunne after the defender's second-half goal ended Millwall's 47-year St Andrew's hoodoo.

The Lions skipper found the net with a pinpoint header and was then instrumental as Millwall dug in for their second consecutive away victory.

It marked the club's first win at Birmingham City's home since 1968 - a result which lifts The Lions level on points with Brighton in 21st.

"I thought Dunney was absolutely outstanding," Millwall boss Holloway said.

"He keeps telling me that he should be going forward for every set-piece and he certainly proved why tonight!

"It was a brilliant result and the perfect response to the disappointment of Saturday. I felt for the lads and for the crowd after the Huddersfield game but it is down to us to keep bouncing back and we did that tonight.

"I see no reason why we can't keep doing what we did this evening. It was a magnificent performance.

"If we can keep playing like that then the group can go from strength to strength. Our movement was very good in the right areas and that contributed massively to the result.

"There is a great feeling in the dressing room and so there should be. The lads are working incredibly hard and they were rewarded for that against a very good Birmingham side.

"Gary Rowett has turned this club around and they have brought in some very good players, so we knew it would be tough. But I'm delighted for the lads because they have come here and put in a performance which thoroughly deserved all three points."

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