Bircham wants maximum haul against QPR and Bournemouth

Marc Bircham. Picture by Edmund Boyden.

Marc Bircham. Picture by Edmund Boyden.

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Millwall first team coach Marc Bircham is targeting six points from the two remaining fixtures to keep the club in the Championship – starting at QPR this weekend.

The Lions know victory at Loftus Road on Saturday will be good enough to keep them up provided Blackpool lose.

But Bircham knows perfectly well there are no guarantees and a result might still be needed against play-off chasing Bournemouth on the final day of the campaign.

He said: “That is what the next two games are about really - to get six points.

“We’ve managed to get it in our own hands now, which seemed a long way away about four or five weeks ago.

“Now we are looking at it that if we win these two games, we stay up.”

Millwall are now unbeaten in six and Bircham believes this momentum will play a key role in the relegation battle.

He explained: “If you look in the bottom eight teams, we are the in-form side and of course you want that going into two big games.

“I think that it is on the back of being in good form for perhaps the last 15 games, but that’s without results going our way and lady luck probably not shining on us.

“That’s the difference in the last six games, we've probably had a bit of luck and managed to get the results.”

In the current welcome unbeaten the Lions have had eight different goal scorers helping them to three wins and three draws, something Ian Holloway was keen to see happen upon his appointment back in January.

Bircham admitted: “That’s one of the things we worked on.

“The first thing we had to look at was probably tightening the ship.

“We let in the most goals out of the whole league when we come here, I think it was 24 goals in five games before we first come in so.

“Once we had addressed that we wanted to try and add more firepower.

“We’ve had Simeon Jackson, Steve Morison and big Stefan Maierhofer have weighed in with a couple so it’s good that your forwards are scoring.

“But also with Lee Martin chipping in, Martyn Woolford and the other players scoring it can only be a good thing.

“The more players that can score and spread the goals out, the better.”

Millwall have no new injury concerns going into the QPR game on Saturday.

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9:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Alantheranger says...

Come in agent birch am your rangers through and through
Come in agent birch am your rangers through and through Alantheranger
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