Griffin Park

Next Game

Brentford v M'boro

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 0 - 2 M'boro

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Millwall boss keeps believing

Millwall boss Steve Lomas insists he will win unhappy Lions fans around after their 2-0 loss at home to Middlesbrough.

Last Updated: 21/12/13 at 21:12 Post Comment

Steve Lomas: Says he will win over the fans

Steve Lomas: Says he will win over the fans

Former West Ham favourite Lomas was booed following the Sky Bet Championship home defeat, with a section of them calling for his head.

But after seeing Emmanuel Ledesma and Albert Adomah end their seven-game unbeaten home run in the league, Lomas was defiant.

"Of course I can turn it round," said Lomas, who spent eight years playing at West Ham.

"I understand fans want to win games of football and we have been on a pretty good run at home.

"But unfortunately our away form's been affecting us or we'd be a lot higher in the table.

"But we have been decent at home. We've got to remember that and the positives in that run - and we've got to bounce back away at Watford.

"We've got opportunities to bounce back over this Christmas period. It's a crucial period as there are so many games over a short space of time. You can pick up points and push yourself up the table.

"We've had a reaction all season from the players. We've had some disappointing performances and results but we've always been able to bounce back.

"They're all tough games but we've got two away games to get our away form going."

Four minutes after the restart Ledesma broke down the right, cut inside Paul Robinson and Nadjim Abdou and fired beyond David Forde from 20 yards.

The Argentinian was booked for his celebration after dedicating the goal to Stuart Parnaby, whose partner lost their child four weeks before it was due. Adomah wrapped up the points in the final minute, rounding Forde and tapping into an empty net.

Boro boss Aitor Karanka said: "It was very, very important for us because we are losing points in the last minute.

"Not conceding late was important for the squad. It's important for our defenders and for the keeper to keep a clean sheet.

"(Ledesma) played very well. He's the kind of player who deserves to play. He arrived at his opportunity and he took it.

"Boxing Day is my first one here. It's important for the people to come to the stadium to support us.

"The team is starting to take shape. I've said since the first day I'm very happy with this team. I can see them improve but we just need to win the points.

"I think this team deserves to win with a support that is always with us."

On the incident that saw Ledesma booked, he added: "It was horrible for us.

"We wanted to win the last game against Brighton for Stuart but could not make it possible. But our minds are on Stuart and for his family."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

poolshortsdown
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

T

his Martinez guy is mental. He'll get us relegated. I said that when they appointed him. Sack him now, Bill!

nilsatisnisi
'No need to replace Eto'o'

I

f we sign Gignac, we might as well immediately send him onward to Crystal Palace.

dr soccer
Who Are The Best Summer Freebies?

Footer 365

Premier League: Costa loses appeal against FA charge and gets three-match ban

Diego Costa has lost his appeal against an FA violent conduct charge and has been given a three-match ban.

Sinclair joins Aston Villa on a season-long loan from Manchester City

Scott Sinclair has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan from Manchester City, with a view to a permanent move.

Merson's predictions: Three points in the bag for Arsenal, Stoke and Southampton - and Chelsea if Diego Costa plays

With a full Premier League schedule this weekend, Paul Merson tips wins for Arsenal, Stoke and Southampton

Mail Box

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company