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Holloway delighted for travelling fans

31 January 2015

Lions manager Ollie full of praise following Forest victory

Millwall boss Ian Holloway said he was 'delighted' for the travelling Lions fans after his side secured a crucial 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Ricardo Fuller came off the bench to net Millwall's second-half winner and lift The Lions to within two points of the Championship safety zone.

"I'm absolutely delighted for all of our supporters here and I'm sure they will go home very happy with what they have seen from their side today," Holloway said.

"They really got behind them and the players gave them exactly what they want again in terms of their work rate, passion, desire and commitment.

"It was a close game, probably not the best, but big Ricky (Fuller) has done brilliantly to come off the bench and score a goal which he made all for himself.

"We looked solid and, considering this group has only just come together, everybody looked like they had known each other their whole lives. Everyone deserves a huge pat on the back for that.

"Hopefully we can make this a turning point for us. We need to take confidence into the next run of games and we're desperate to start winning games at The Den for the fans."

On a day of outstanding individual displays, Holloway singled out Diego Fabbrini for extra praise having seen the away faithful sing his name after the final whistle.

"If ever there was a myth about what a Millwall player should be like, I think Diego has broken it," he said.

"He is as light as a feather but what unbelievable skill he has. He can beat people and is very clever on the ball.

"I'm pleased that he has come in and made a difference because he was so keen to come here and work hard for this club. He is a great kid to work with."

One downside to the afternoon was an injury to winger Lee Martin, who hobbled off early on in the first-half holding his ribs. That came just hours after Paris Cowan-Hall's injury blow was confirmed and Holloway admitted that he could be forced into bringing more new faces to the club.

"Hopefully Lee will be OK," Ollie said. "He has been taken straight to hospital with a rib problem.

"We're all devastated for Paris but he is another fantastic young man and will prove to be a brilliant player for Millwall - there's no doubt about that.

"I have one or two things in my mind in terms of bringing players in. It has been a busy window for us but I think we can do with some more.

"This new group has come together and are showing that they have what it takes to turn our season around."

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