IAN Holloway is fired up for his Den debut – and has called on Millwall fans to make life uncomfortable for visitors Ipswich Town.
Holloway is desperate to mark his first home game with a win in front of the Bermondsey faithful, who are expected to turn out in big numbers to welcome their new manager.
And the Lions boss believes the support of the crowd could be crucial.
"I want the players to give it their best, and then a bit more," he said. "I want our fans to make Ipswich feel nervous with their energy and passion.
"I've felt that many a time before at The Den and it's not a place for the fainthearted. We're all in it together – and I can't wait to show that to our fans.
"The Ipswich game is the first of three home games in a row, so who's to say we can't get nine points?
"That's the target and I've challenged the lads to give it a real go."
Holloway will be joined in the dugout by first-team coaches Marc Bircham and Des Bulpin.
Speaking before their appointments were finalised, Holloway said: "This is a long-term project so I will make sure I get these decisions right. I take recruitment very seriously."
Chief executive Andy Ambler added: "Ian wants two first-team coaches. Neil Harris will continue managing the U21s, Scott Fitzgerald will go back to the academy and Mick Harford will remain in charge of scouting."
Since last weekend's gut-wrenching defeat to Huddersfield Town, Holloway has turned his attention to raising standards in training.
"Every manager has slightly different methods and different ways of playing, so I want to give them clarity and good guidance," he said.
"I want us to take a step forward in our work rate, effort, togetherness and organisation and hopefully we'll get a better result this weekend.
"You can't argue with the fact that what we've been doing so far hasn't been good enough. I've got to work out why that is.
"I can see a few reasons in the way they've been training, so I'll change that. I want them to have a plan of action, to know how we're going to play and then to practise it every day.
"Performances and results normally tell you where you are as a group. As a group, I think we've been awful in terms of caring about each other and working hard for each other.
"I've told them that we can't be good when we've only got 22 points from 25 games. My skill in the past has been to build a group mentality and that's where I've got to start.
"I can feel already that it's growing. I'm not criticising, but whatever went before me I've got to put right and I need the players to help me. So far I can't fault their application."