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Lowry confident Millwall can beat the drop

Shane Lowry is supremely confident that Millwall have a squad capable of avoiding relegation from the Championship this season.

The Lions currently sit 21st on England's 24-team tier two table after 27 fixtures, just two points clear of the relegation zone, following Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Australian defender Lowry, who was sent off late in that game, has appeared 14 times in a defence which has conceded the most goals in the Championship but he believes that chairman John Berylson and manager Ian Holloway have the cattle to be above the bottom three come season's end.

"We've got more than enough quality," he said. "On paper we've got one of the best squads the club's ever had. The chairman, to be fair to him, has invested a lot of money.

"The wage bill has gone up a lot more and I think the new manager coming in is going to help. It doesn't happen overnight but you can see the last three performances, we've been leaking way too many goals this season, and we've been a lot tighter at the back."

Millwall next take on Adam Federici's Reading, who are sitting sixth, at The Den in South Bermondsey, southeast London this weekend.

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