Date: 1st May 2014 at 8:54pm
Written by:

Manager Ian Holloway has said ahead of the crunch encounter against Bournemouth this weekend that his ultimate aim is to turn Millwall into a ‘popular’ club that can really attract quality players who want to play good football and then help us to win promotion to the Premier League.

It seems a long way off given the season we have just had and the fact that we know a victory this weekend would see us safe in the Championship for next season, but Ollie knows there is a lot of work to do to achieve his aim, but he can only really begin that work if we get over the immediate hurdle of survival.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of our final game of the season, Holloway said he was fully focused on our result and our performance, and he wouldn’t be finding out how others were doing on the day.

‘Hopefully we will see through a fantastic escape, we’re fortunate enough to know that if we win then we’re definitely safe. We’ve had a decent run lately and our play’s been quite good. Hopefully we can dig ourselves out of this because I’m happy here and I want to build something.’

Speaking more about the game, he talks about finishing on a high note so it sets us up for a good summer and hopefully a much better season next time round, but as for the future he sees avoiding relegation as just the first challenge we have to overcome in the plan he has for us.

‘Hopefully I can make Millwall more popular, we want to make it somewhere players want to come and learn and play good football. Relegation is the first challenge. Our target is to get to the Premier League. At the moment we’re one step away, but we might be two steps away, and then I’ll have two jobs to do.’

Vital Millwall on: facebook

Vital Millwall on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate