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Holloway hopes to see 'confidence and belief'

27 January 2015

Boss Ollie speaks ahead of tonight's game with Reading

Millwall manager Ian Holloway says his new-look side need to discover a "mindset of confidence and belief" as The Lions bid to climb the Championship table.

Ollie has strengthened his squad with six new additions so far in the January transfer window, the latest of which was defender Jos Hooiveld, who will hope to make his debut against Reading tonight just 24 hours after signing on loan from Southampton.

Paris Cowan-Hall could also be in contention for his first Lions appearance following a calf injury and Ollie, speaking to millwallfc.co.uk, hopes the changes he has made over the past few weeks will add 'fresh impetus' moving forward.

"We have been working our new players into the group to help us play as a team," he said.

"I thought we did really well against Ipswich when I put out a new-look side, which was as a result of losing patience with some of the people I had been trying to encourage beforehand.

"Everyone has got the message now and I would much rather have had a game in the FA Cup over the weekend to help us gel some more, but we didn't deserve that.

"My job is to build a better and stronger Millwall and that is what I intend to do. We have had to bring forward what we planned to do in the summer in terms of changing the squad around a bit to give us that fresh impetus.

"I've had a bit of time in training to gel this team together and get across what I want. We need to discover that mindset of confidence and belief in what we do.

"The end of last year showed that when you have your mind right you can achieve anything. The Championship is a great division and you can never predict what is going to happen. We proved that last year when everybody had written us off and this time around we are going to have to do what we did in eight games in 20."

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