Date: 4th May 2014 at 12:50pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said that guiding Millwall to Championship survival this season has been the greatest achievement of his managerial career so far.

A first half header from Martyn Woolford gave us the victory over Bournemouth and guaranteed our survival this season.

Speaking to the official site following the game, a proud and happy Holloway said.

‘I’m so chuffed for everybody associated with this great football club, Millwall is a great place to be for a manager and I’m so proud to be here. We’ve got a proper Millwall team now. The professionalism we showed in training this week, at the hotel last night and (yesterday) was bang on. I can’t fault anybody for what they have given the football club.’

With a crowd of almost 16,000 roaring the team on, Holloway couldn’t have been more delighted with and for the fans on the day saying.

‘I’m delighted for the supporters, I want to thank every single one of them, they were magnificent. They deserve what we have achieved. The atmosphere they created was something else, and that’s how I want this place to be every week. I want to put together a team that entertains them.’

Finishing the interview, Holloway turned his thoughts back to the players and how they stepped up when needed to end the season with a run of eight games unbeaten.

‘We had to keep our minds and not become obsessed with the results. I’m proud of the players because they did exactly that. Other teams and other clubs might have been dead and buried after that late equaliser at home to Blackburn, but not this team.’

With survival guaranteed now and the season over, it’s all eyes to the future and Holloway admits he will shortly be sitting down with Chairman John Berylson and the board to discuss the future and ensure that plans are put in place so we can move forward, and he points to what Burnley have achieved this season as proof of how important having the correct structure can be at a club as it’s not always about just spending money.

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