Date: 8th August 2014 at 6:32pm
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Following the departure of Paul Robinson to Portsmouth on loan, manager Ian Holloway has confirmed that Alan Dunne will wear the captains armband for the 2014-15 season.

Speaking at last night’s fans forum, Holloway ended all the speculation when he announced that he believed Dunne was the perfect character on and off the pitch to lead the lads this season.

‘He cares, he wants to win more than anyone, he wants the ball, he can play with his left foot or his right. He and Nicky Bailey in that game at Nottingham Forest were magnificent. That set the tone and we stayed in this division.’

Amongst the speculation for the new skipper was of course Bailey as well.

Speaking more about his vision for the club, Ollie was clearly enthused about the coming season.

‘Stronger Together, that’s the slogan our Commercial Team have come up with and that’s what it’s all about. From the end of last season to now we haven’t been beaten in 14 games and I want you (fans) to be patient and encourage the players we’ve got. Don’t discount the lads I have inherited because the response I’ve got from them has been great. I believe in myself, I believe in the players and I believe in you. I want to make the players here better, then they will be better Millwall players. I want to win with style and the rest of the world to say ‘look at Millwall’. Then it’s happy days for all of us.’

With Leeds up in the season opener, Holloway also commented that over the summer so far it’s all been about changing perceptions and expectations at the club, and for us to believe in ourselves more so we can develop a ‘modern, entertaining brand of football’ where the fans really feel a part of something developing and growing.

Caveating that by saying it won’t happen overnight and we’ll obviously have our bad days on the pitch, the trick will be in working hard until it goes right and then working harder to keep it right.

‘I can assure you that every one of them who pulls on that shirt will be trying their heart our for you. If they don’t do that as a bare minimum they won’t be in my team for very long.’

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