KENNY Jackett admitted that returning to Millwall as an opposition manager for the first time on Saturday was a "surreal" experience.
Jackett's Wolves side led 3-0 at The Den before Ricardo Fuller's double inspired a dramatic Lions fightback.
The ex-Watford stalwart bossed over 300 games in nearly six years in charge of Millwall and was greeted with a standing ovation when he appeared on the touchline.
"It was surreal day," Jackett said.
"Time has gone quickly since I left – two summers have gone by very quickly. I was very appreciative of the reception that I got from the supporters and staff alike.
"I worked with some of the people here for many years and I got a terrific reception which I really do appreciate."
Asked whether, since his departure, he had noticed an evolution in the Lions' style of play under Ian Holloway, Jackett added:
"I saw a side that put a lot of pressure on us with diagonal balls and we needed to win the first header right the way across our back line.
"Ian is a very experienced manager and will make any game difficult in the Championship because he has the ability to see the game very, very clearly.
"I've seen Fuller do that for many years at Stoke in the Premier League where he wouldn't start games but he would consistently influence them off the bench.
"He did that again by getting two very good goals.
"Millwall have a fantastic team spirit and when it does get going well, the fans really do get behind the team and you could see that quite clearly in the second half.
"Those qualities are still there from my time at the club as they look to move themselves up the division and, like all of us, have a crack at getting into the Premier League."
Jackett, however, was unhappy with the circumstances of Millwall's third goal.
"We're disappointed not to win," he said. "We're obviously in a good position at 3-0 up and frustrated to turn three points into one. We have to capitalise on such a good position.
"Having said that, for the third goal the ref didn't allow the substitute (Richard Stearman) to get in position, which is a very unusual situation.
"The player quite clearly should have been allowed to get on the pitch.
"Even so, if you give three goals away you won't consistently pick up points. You have to get your details right and we didn't do that in the last half an hour."