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Ian Holloway gives his reaction to Millwall fans’ targeting him for abuse in 2-2 derby draw

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Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway during the pre-season match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Ian Holloway said he did not care about how he is perceived by Millwall fans after coming in for criticism from their travelling support in Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw at QPR.

Holloway was in charge of the Lions and they had lost five out of six games when he was axed in March 2015. At the time the Lions were second from bottom in the Championship.

There were only 10 matches remaining with Neil Harris appointed with a view to rebuilding in League One – the Den fans’ favourite gaining promotion at the second attempt via the play-offs in May.

Millwall won just three times in the Championship after August – and just once at home from September onwards. They also picked up just one point from a possible 21 between December 19 and January 27.

Holloway said: “I kept them up once and they chose to sack me. Neil [Harris] was in charge when they were relegated. He [Harris] has done a good job with them and I’m happy to see the players I brought in doing well, particularly Lee Gregory who has come from non-league.

“It has nothing to do with me how Millwall get on this season. They have one of their own in charge with Neil [Harris] which is maybe what the club wanted all along.

“But don’t forget I kept them up and I did my best. If that’s not good enough for them, I don’t really care. I didn’t hear any of the chants directed towards me by their fans. I’m not listening.”

Sports Editor | South London Press sports editor since 2007 who has covered huge sporting events for the paper – Crystal Palace’s Championship play-off final, two trips to Wembley in the FA Cup and David Haye’s world heavyweight unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Previously sub-edited on the Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Sport First. Former ClubCall deputy editor.

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