KENNY Jackett praised his side's defensive resilience after Millwall battled to a hard-earned point against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.
Andy Keogh marked his return to the starting line-up with a ninth-minute penalty to put the Lions in front, but the Trotters hit back through a spot-kick of their own, scored by Keith Andrews.
The visitors had to withstand intense pressure after the break and striker Dany N'Guessan made a crucial clearance off the line to prevent Kevin Davies from grabbing a late winner.
"We battled very well and defended when we needed to," Jackett said. "We played well in the first-half and caused Bolton a lot of problems.
"After half-time it was a real rearguard action, particularly for 20 minutes or so, then we seemed to come through it only to fall away again.
"It was a hard-earned point. There were a lot of free-kicks in the game that stopped the flow. Players were going down after any sort of touch.
"We defended those situations well and provided a threat on the break. Counter-attacking football is of a high standard in this league and we had that in the second-half.
"Overall, we've taken four points out of six against Bolton, who were in the Premier League last season. That's a good return and in terms of the table, we're still in there."
Jackett handed a debut to new signing Martyn Woolford and the Millwall boss was pleased with his impact. He said: "We've needed a left-footer for a little while."
"I was pleased with his debut. He gave us balance on the left-hand side and had a great strike in the first-half where he nearly scored."