Date: 9th February 2015 at 6:46pm
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Manager Ian Holloway was left to bemoan another well below par showing from Millwall on home soil where Huddersfield Town came out as three one winners at the weekend.

Speaking to the official site with a heavy sense of disappointment and frustration, Holloway said simply put that ‘wasn’t anywhere near good enough’ and we had to show a hell of a lot of improvement when we faced Birmingham on Tuesday evening.

‘It was if the stuffing was knocked out of us after their second goal. With the score at 1-1 and having seen them have a man sent off, we tried to win it too much and didn’t put the ball in the right areas. Some of our play was unrecognisable at times. We didn’t do our jobs and the performance in the last 20 minutes especially wasn’t anywhere near good enough.’

The gaffer goes on to say that as a group the players have to be far ‘stronger’ than that and they can’t mentally crumble they way they did in that game if we are to have any hope of pulling away from the bottom of the table.

‘We need people to step up to the plate and that is what I’m looking for. The games are coming thick and fast now so I want to see an improvement on Tuesday night.’

Skipper Alan Dunne was also giving a rallying call ahead of the game, and he wants to see us put an end to our poor record of results against Tuesday’s opponents.

‘Birmingham have been one of our ‘bogey’ teams over the years and it is about time we put that right. They have picked up some confidence and are in good form. It’s going to be a tough game on a Tuesday night, just as it always has been up there over the years. But it’s a match in which we could really show what we can do. We can go there and win.’

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