Date: 6th April 2014 at 10:28pm
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Manager Ian Holloway was absolutely delighted to see the character Millwall showed in the victory over Nottingham Forest yesterday.

We took an early two goal lead in the first half before they grabbed back what was only a consolation goal thankfully to take a very important three points from a side pushing the promotion places, and although we conceded most of the possession to them, we had a greater number of chances both on and off target and could’ve increased our lead really – but their only shot on target resulted in their goal so it was a strong defensive showing from the side and needed really.

Speaking to the official site following the two one victory, Ollie beamed about the ‘character and attitude’ of the side to take what was an unexpected victory for many.

‘I’m very pleased for the lads. We showed fantastic character and I couldn’t fault the attitude of the players out there. To hold on was so important for us, and it’s a vital win for our morale. We’ve had a lot of set backs since I’ve been here, and the one against Blackburn would’ve killed most teams off, but not us.’

The gaffer goes on to say that with six games remaining in the league and 18 points left to play for, this is exactly the boost we needed to go on and really fight to maintain our Championship status for next season.

‘We can do it, I know that and the players know that. As a group we are confident.’

The result hasn’t done an awful lot really for the league table given other results on Saturday, but it’s the confidence shot and what it could mean moving forward that is important, and that is what we now have to build on.

And we have to build on it and really make it count by effectively getting another victory at the next time of asking.

Finishing his interview, the gaffer went on to praise both goal scorers on the day, Lee Martin and Nicky Bailey, who both returned to the line up from injury.

‘I thought Lee took his goal incredibly well. He hasn’t scored for a long while so that will be a big boost to him. His overall performance was very good and I’m delighted for him.’

For Bailey he added.

‘Nicky has been out for a long time but showed what an important player he can be for us. His organisation, communication and desire are second to none and that was crucial for us.’

Wigan Athletic up next in midweek and it’ll take a similar performance from us to get the result that we want.

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