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Holloway looks to future

Manager Ian Holloway wants to change the culture at Millwall. but must first see through their great escape from relegation this weekend.

The south London club have to win at home to Bournemouth on the final day of the season on Saturday to ensure Championship football next season.

Once secured, Holloway will turn his attentions to building a more 'popular' club; recognised for playing enjoyable football that will eventually see them push for promotion to the Premier League.

Speaking to Sky Sports News he said: "Hopefully we will see through a fantastic escape. We're fortunate enough to know that if we win then we're definitely safe.

"We've had a decent run lately and our play's been quite good. The lads have done really well to stay thinking about matches, not just about results.

"Hopefully we can dig ourselves out of this because I'm happy here and I want to build something. Hopefully I can make Millwall somewhat more popular than it has been in a lot of years. We want to make it somewhere players want to come and learn and play good football.

"Relegation is just the first challenge. Our target is to get to the Premier League. At the moment we're one step away but we might be two steps away, and then I'll have two jobs to do."

Millwall are unbeaten in their last seven games and want to finish the season in style with victory over Eddie Howe's team this weekend.

And regardless of their situation, Holloway, who resigned as Crystal Palace manager last October, wants his side to finish on a high.

"I won't be watching what the other teams are doing, I'll be watching my team try and win the game," he said.

"The other teams below us will be trying to win so we have to be as good as them. We want to finish on a good footing. Hopefully there won't be some quirk of fate. Somebody has to go down and hopefully it won't be us."