Date: 30th October 2014 at 5:42pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said that Millwall’s aims for the season remain exactly as they were in pre season, but he wants the group to start matches now like we are the team already one goal to the advantage so we can really step up our form following the dramatic three goal comeback against Wolverhampton Wanderers in our last game.

Speaking to News Shopper ahead of our game this weekend against Watford, the gaffer explained that this season was about ‘consolidation’ and having started so well, but fallen off the pace lately, he knows we play better with the sails up and he feels Wolves proved that as when the momentum went our way we showed exactly what we could do.

That momentum and confidence from the first whistle is now what he wants to harness in our future games.

‘Our targets are the same as they were at the start of the season – we want to consolidate, we want to try and be a force to be reckoned with in the Championship instead of someone you expect to beat and we’ve got to prove that by the end of the season. At the minute we are about where we finished at the end of last year – but that is only at the minute.’

Holloway goes on to say that with so many games remaining and so many points left to fight for the season for the club can still go in absolutely any direction and he wants that direction to be up and the only way to make that happen is by winning games, gaining further confidence, and improving further.

‘Unfortunately, if we don’t score the first goal then we are not as good as a team as I want us to be. That’s the truth. We’ve got to play like we are already 1-0 up really because if we can keep that belief in ourselves, we could be a very difficult opponent for anybody in this league.’

Looking back to the Wolves game, what really pleased the gaffer was despite losing the first goal, all three goals, he knows the team responded perfectly, heads didn’t go, nobody thought it was going to be another one of those days, and everybody dug in and we got the deserved point.

And he knows that if we can play like that, with that determination results simply have to fall for us because it’s much easier to win three nil than it is to come from three goals down.

Targeting a good month ahead, Holloway also talked about competition for places and him knowing he has some good options available to him now, especially with him potentially welcoming back into the fray for Watford Angel Martinez and Magaye Gueye.

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