KENNY Jackett says Millwall's number one aim is to secure their Championship status as they prepare to get their end-of-season run-in underway against Leicester City.
Jackett insists the Lions "do not feel safe at all" from relegation ahead of their trip to the King Power Stadium on Friday, despite sitting eight places above the drop zone in the table.
The match against Nigel Pearson's side kick-starts a hectic period for Jackett's troops, who still have an FA Cup semi-final against Wigan to look forward to in April.
But the Millwall boss insists survival remains his top priority. He told NewsAtDen: "From March 29 to May 4, we have 11 games in 37 days. That's a big period but one we should look forward to.
"Number one, we are looking to preserve our Championship status – it is very close and competitive at the bottom of the league. We're on 47 points with ten games to go and we don't feel safe at all.
"We need to win more games sooner rather than later in order to secure our status – not only that, we want to go into this semi-final with some momentum, good form and confidence.
"The players are going to have to earn those things in the next four games, they will not be given to them. The games come thick and fast now. It's a good period to look forward to."
But Jackett has been encouraged by Millwall's recent performances and is hoping his side can build on their 2-0 derby success over Charlton at The Valley in the weeks ahead.
"We had a terrible run in the league littered with good performances in the cup," he said. "In the last three games – albeit two of those in the cup – we've looked more like ourselves.
"We played better and competed better. When you're playing big clubs in this division, and Leicester is a good example, you have to be in the game at all times.
"The Blackburn games and Charlton win were big for us and we want to follow that on. Leicester does start a very intense period in terms of the number of games we have in a short space of time."