Date: 6th March 2015 at 4:32pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said that he felt the players lost their heads in the game against Middlesbrough in midweek, and he also acknowledged his lack of popularity given how our season has gone.

In quotes carried by London24 following the thre nil defeat, Holloway explained.

‘We came up against a good team who were lethal. We had a great chance and didn`t take it. They get one and wallop, it`s a clinical finish. That`s the difference. It was a great goal from their point of view, but we`re gutted. There`s no bad team in the Championship but at the moment we`re one of the worst because of the run we`re on. You can see the lack of confidence once we missed the chance. Up until then it was good. I thought we did OK.’

Holloway went on to say that he viewed the game initially as a ‘big opportunity’ for the players to show what they could do and get a massive result and in turn for him to show the fans and the chairman that he could still motivate the group to big results and give ourselves a platform to build on again following recent results.

‘The team looked like they wanted to play and wanted to create for me, then we miss a chance and it`s the same old story. That`s the way things are.’

He went on to say that it also doesn’t help when the fans are frustrated with him and the team and he admits he’s feeling the pressure as is everyone because this isn’t what anybody wants.

‘I’m sure I’ll be talking to the chairman over the next few days and we’ll have to see where we are. I couldn’t give it any more. I couldn’t try harder than I am at the minute and we just can’t buy a goal. I would hope to continue but if other people don’t then that’s their decision. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.’

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