NEIL Harris believes a point and a clean sheet against Brighton "is a good start" to Millwall's recovery under his management.
The Lions and Seagulls cancelled each other out at The Den on Tuesday night but a draw stopped a run of five straight defeats.
And Harris said: "You have to start somewhere. Being the better team in the second half at Bolton and being on top for long spells tonight is a good start for us.
"But we need to add to that a little bit more quality in the final third because he bottom line is we have to win a game quickly."
Harris was again pleased with the performance of his side in a game of few chances.
"The boys couldn't give me any more apart from a goal," he added.
"We talk about Millwall spirit, attitude, desire and work ethic – it was all evident in that performance.
"We lacked a little bit of creativity in the final third, definitely, and we're searching for that first goal to really kick-start us.
"We're trying to put a team out there that the fans can identify with. The backing of the fans and the support they gave was terrific.
"I'm trying to give the boys a bit of belief. I've said 'this is how we need to play, you need to get the fans back onside and if you do the basics, they'll support you'.
"We've asked them to do something different and they're trying to do it. Why's it not worked before? I don't know, but tonight showed they can put in performances."