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Holloway issues apology to supporters

15 January 2015

Boss Ollie speaks after 'embarrassing' performance

Millwall boss Ian Holloway issued an apology to Lions fans after what he described as an 'embarrassing' performance in the 4-0 FA Cup Third Round replay defeat to Bradford City.

The Lions were reduced to 10 men after just six minutes when Mark Beevers was dismissed for a professional foul, and after that Ollie's men could do little to prevent The Bantams recording a comfortable win at the Coral Windows Stadium.

"First and foremost I need to apologise to the supporters who had to witness that," Ollie said afterwards.

"It was a completely unacceptable performance and the lack of confidence in the group at the moment really showed when they got in front almost straight away after the sending off.

"Bradford looked like they wanted it more than we did and that just isn't right. A Millwall team should have passion and fight, but those attributes just weren't there for us.

"There should be an enormous amount of pride when you pull that shirt on. But we capitulated and I can only apologise to the supporters, who deserve so much better.

"We have so much work to do because at the moment we don't look like a Millwall team. The fans deserve a reaction because that was embarrassing for us."

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