Date: 1st October 2014 at 1:56pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has admitted that Millwall need to get their confidence and belief back following last night’s three one loss to Birmingham City.

Millwall were two nil down at half time and having stepped up our performance somewhat in the second period we got back into the game through Lee Gregory’s first goal since moving to the club, but we couldn’t get back on level terms and Birmingham regained the two goal advantage by full time.

Speaking to the official site following the match, the gaffer said.

‘We’ve got to stop defending like that. We’ve got to stop one long ball getting hit over our head and them scoring. They’ve had four shots and scored three. At the minute these mistakes, as a group, are costing us. There are certain things that have happened recently that have shocked everybody and wobbled them. We have to gain some belief and solace out of each other.’

Holloway goes on to say that the bottom line is we have to stop conceding goals when we are in the process of attacking, and it’s something that is costing us again and again at the moment so it has to be ‘dealt’ with.

‘We are all frustrated because before the break we had ten points out of 15 and were on a wonderful roll. In every one of those games we looked like we could compete.’

The gaffer adds that another problem is that we don’t seem to be scoring as easily as others at the moment and with long balls over the top costing us each time the only thing we can do really is keep working hard o the pitch and trying to give ourselves some confidence from that, so we can take it into the games and get that all important victory again that can kick us back on track.

‘There are a lot of games left for us to keep fighting for, the strength of the club is its unity and I think you saw that in the second half. The positives for me were that nobody folded. We had a terrible spell, we managed to get ourselves back in it and I expected to get something then.’

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