Football - Holloway hails Lions' character

Millwall manager Ian Holloway said he was "loving" the challenge after seeing his side fight back to draw 1-1 with relegation rivals Yeovil.

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A header by Steve Morison 15 minutes from time cancelled out Joe Ralls' opener - and kept the bottom-placed Glovers six points adrift of the 21st-placed Lions in the Sky Bet Championship.

Holloway, who named an attacking line-up with Simeon Jackson, DJ Campbell, Scott McDonald and Morison all starting, feared the worst when Yeovil took the lead - but hailed his players' character to fight back and claim a point.

"It's a mixed bag for me - we wanted three points but the lads keep pleasing me, particularly after going one down," he said.

"I can't ask the boys to try any harder. You could see by the team I selected that we had a lot of forwards on the pitch, but we were disciplined.

"I'm delighted with our lads' characters. We got stronger instead of weaker and by the end I will probably take a point.

"Everyone has accepted my decisions and that's a huge step forward in what has been a horrible season. I've seen massive improvements but I won't stop until we see even more, and they're coming.

"This is a tough job but I'm loving it. I'm a lucky man working for Millwall with a bunch of lads who never give up.

"Fair play to Gary Johnson and Yeovil - they are the pride of the West Country. When I left here (the area) a few years ago they were a non-league team, and look at them now. They make football dreams happen."

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