Date: 16th January 2015 at 3:40pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said that his patience has now gone when it comes to players who have regularly failed to perform in recent matches.

Following on from the latest embarrassment in the FA Cup, the manager told the official site ahead of the game against Ipswich this weekend that there would now be significant changes.

‘I didn’t like what I saw on Wednesday night at all. Quite often ten men can respond to adversity and put in a performance full of passion and pride. But that didn’t happen and it was the worst I’ve ever seen I think from a team of mine. So this is the time for action and I, along with the chairman and Andy Ambler, am going to make as many changes as possible to give our fans the type of team they want to see play.’

Holloway goes on to say that some decisions have been made, and more will be, to change this around because it’s gone for long enough and it isn’t acceptable, and it’s his job to do what is needed to get it right because that’s what he’s paid for.

‘The atmosphere around the place has gone right back to how it was before I arrived. I’ve been brought here to make sure we have a team that works hard, keeps fighting and always does a stint. This is my Millwall now, and if there are people just content to see out their contract they’re messing with the wrong person.’

The gaffer again apologises for the performance in midweek, and stated clearly that only ‘one player came out with any credit’ and referenced the fact that fans would know who ‘he’ was and wouldn’t have been surprised, but he’s out of contract in the summer, so he expects he will be ‘rewarded’ in due course.

‘I just want what you want – a team that works its socks off and believes they can win even when the odds are against them, not one that capitulates and gives in.’

The disappointing thing for Ollie is he references a few weeks back and how we fought to get back into games having gone behind, and that spirit has evaporated and really there isn’t a part of the squad unit wise that he’s not looking at freshening up now.

‘I think you’ll see in the next couple of weeks that we will bring things to a conclusion for all those out of contract and waiting for a decision. Before the other night I thought I saw a glimmer of hope that some of them did want to prove something, but enough is enough, and if the prize at stake at Bradford wasn’t enough for them to do what was needed, and respond with some pride and passion, then there is something fundamentally wrong with them.’

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