Lions boss delighted his side head into Easter bang in form

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Ian Holloway says his side can escape relegation with the boss adamant no-one has better form than the Lions heading into the Easter period.

The Den side currently sit one point off fourth from bottom Charlton, who have two games in hand on teams around them, and just two points away from free-falling Blackpool.

Millwall are also only three points behind Birmingham and Easter Monday opponents Doncaster Rovers, with Holloway insisting his side are hitting their best form at the point of the season when it matters most ahead of this weekend’s trip to Middlesbrough.

He said: “I’m looking forward to Middlesbrough. I don’t think I've ever lost there, touch wood.

“You have some lucky games and lucky grounds and I like the way we’re applying ourselves, particularly away from home at the moment.

“Then we’ve got that horrendous trip back and a game on Monday with the players I’ve just selected.

“We’re running out go games but with that spirit, that’s exactly what I hoped I would see, and there’s more than enough skill there.”

When asked if Millwall could beat the drop, Holloway replied: “Why not?

“Who else is in the form we’re in at the moment down there?

“The great thing for me is we’re out of that horrible thirties, you can’t seem to gain any momentum to get out of the block and we’ve raced through there.

“Now I want to see if we can get a couple more, if we can if we can put another back-to-back little sequence going.”

He added: “It’s going to be tough, but why not?

“If we can, and you can do it at this time, that’s what is making me proud, that’s what I want here.

“If you haven’t got that sort of attitude, that mental capacity, you’ll never survive playing here.

“I need a strong physical and mental team, I need a storming set of players and I think we are growing.

“Let’s hope it’s not too late.”

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