Date: 21st December 2014 at 7:48pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said that for some reason Millwall looked hesitant against Bolton Wanderers on Friday evening and the performance just wasn’t good enough from us again.

Speaking to the official site following the one nil loss, the gaffer called on the players to ‘stand up and be counted’ again because that wasn’t the showing he had expected from them.

‘I thought we looked a bit nervous at times. It was the first time we had been back at The Den since the Middlesbrough result and we looked hesitant. We were much more relaxed against Brighton. When we score the first goal in a game we look so much better. In the second half I thought we threw a little more caution to the wind. We actually got things forward and created a couple of chances, but their goal comes from a set piece, which is really difficult to take because we didn’t set up right as a team.’

Holloway goes on to say that he definitely wants us to play better than we did in that game on home soil, and he needs the team to learn that when things are going right, they need to get stronger, man up, and we need our leaders to grab the match by the scruff of the neck and make it count.

‘Lots of our play wasn’t good enough, it was nowhere near what I want in terms of the confidence we can show when things are going well. I’m gutted for everybody because we were ready for the game, some of the work we did in training ahead of it was much better.’

Holloway ends with a very simple message.

‘We have to stand up and be counted – me and the team – and organise ourselves to be able to play in front of our own crowd. If this lot can’t do it then I will have to bring some others in during January to help – it’s as simple as that.’

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