Date: 27th August 2014 at 8:47pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said he was particularly proud of the youngsters for their showing in last night’s two nil defeat to Premier League Southampton.

Second half goals from the South Coast side put paid to our hopes of progressing through to the third round, but we could/should’ve taken the lead in the first period and gone into the half time break a goal to the good, and then it would’ve been a different game.

As it was we conceded from a set piece, and then a late goal ended all hopes of getting back into the match.

Speaking to the official site following the game, the one disappointment for Holloway was the set piece, but otherwise he was a pretty happy man.

‘We wanted to try and win and the first half showed a lot of promise. I thought Jack Powell did really well, his passing range is absolutely outstanding. We’ve brought a few more of the younger players on from the bench and they have been impressing me.’

Holloway goes on to say that he wants to teach them to play football the right way, move the ball in the right way and play with desire but style and he’s very upbeat about this crop’s chances of growing into players capable of playing ultimately with Millwall in the Premier League over the coming years.

‘I’m disappointed that we’ve come away with a 2-0 defeat. We didn’t do our job from a corner for the first goal and it didn’t go quite as well after that. I don’t think they would have got that goal late on if it wasn’t for us conceding the first – it was maybe tiredness on our part?’

Holloway adds that ‘unfortunately the bubble has burst’ a bit for us given the start we had and now two defeats, but it’s a long season and there will be hiccups, and he feels we can take lots from both games and use it to improve us further which is the aim of the game – and hopefully we’ll get back on track this weekend.

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