Date: 29th January 2014 at 5:25pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has praised the spirit and togetherness of the team following our one all draw with Sheffield Wednesday last night.

Wednesday took the lad at The Den in the second half, but Millwall equalised through debutant DJ Campbell just over ten minutes later and despite Wednesday’s form of late, Millwall had the far better chances on the evening and did create more which was another positive for the gaffer as he looks to turn our season around.

Speaking to the official site, Holloway tried not to let his disappointment at the penalty shouts cloud his judgement, and he was determined to take the positives from the game and the signs of improvement that he saw.

‘I know a lot more about the players after taking them away last week but I saw a little bit of nervousness which is understandable because of what’s been happening this season.’

Ollie goes on to say that there was a lack of understanding in the players which stemmed from the structure and mentality of how we approached the game, because Sheffield Wednesday set themselves up in a way we didn’t expect and hadn’t prepared for, so in terms of the passing routines we had been working on, their shape left that basically impossible to do.

‘In the second half we were much better. Unfortunately we ended up going 1-0 down, but I was delighted. The spirit that we’ve been talking about came, the togetherness came, and the fans got excited about what we were doing. They are on a good run but I just felt we were the better team. The longer the game went on the better we got.’

Holloway says he’s under no illusions that there is still a lot of hard work to do and the team still need to show a lot more improvement than that, but the signs are good and he expects that improvement to become very tangible over the next few games and hopefully so will the result.

Holloway was also delighted to see Campbell have an impact in his first game for us, and hopefully that too will be a sign of things to come as we head towards the close of the season.

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