Date: 30th October 2013 at 8:33pm
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Midfielder Liam Trotter has called on Millwall to develop some consistency in both our performance levels but also the results we are turning out.

Millwall are currently on a two match unbeaten run having drawn against both Reading and QPR, and whilst two wins would’ve been preferred, going unbeaten after the hammerings we suffered against Bournemouth and Birmingham, at least we have somewhat tightened up.

Trotter called on us to build on the performance against QPR especially, and foster a growing belief and trust in our strengths rather than trying to start cautiously and growing into the game – we need to start in top gear and impose our style on the opposition.

‘We definitely grew into the game, but we need to have more belief on the ball as early as possible, rather than growing into games. We realised as it went on that we could really play, but we need to do that from the first minute because we are good enough to do it.’

As for the QPR game, Trotter added that he felt we played really well in terms of the quality of our play at the back and on attack, and on the balance of things he feels we were actually more fluent with the ball than they were – joking that few would’ve believed that ahead of the game beginning – but that just shows that Millwall can play that type of style and make it count against good quality opposition, so it’s something we should do more often.

But of course, we need the confidence and belief to trust that we can do that in games.

Trotter was also asked directly if he felt things were now beginning to click under the management of Steve Lomas, and whilst agreeing that the team had gelled far better overall than they were last month for example, he still feels that we have a way to go because we don’t yet have the consistency that shows we have fully gelled, and shows that all the players are on the same page in every game.

Results are too up and down and it’s easy to look at our three wins on the bounce against Blackpool, Charlton and Leeds – following the Derby disappointment – and say we clicked then and should’ve pushed on, but all that shows is what we are capable of when we do click on a given day, but we’ve also demonstrated with some heavy defeats what is capable of happening against us when we aren’t at that level.

Hope for the future definitely, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s keep building, improving and growing on confidence and then when we put a real run together and show we can bounce back from losses that will happen, then maybe we’ll have clicked fully.

Or to put it in a far shorter sentence.

‘We thought it was all coming together when we won three games on the bounce and then we conceded nine goals in a week, so it’s important to keep a level head and do the right things as consistently as you can.’

Quotes – News At Den.

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