ALAN Dunne believes a furious dressing down from boss Kenny Jackett could inspire Millwall's players to victory in their FA Cup semi-final against Wigan.
Dunne revealed that Jackett had given the Lions "a rollocking" following their stoppage-time defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at The Den on Tuesday evening.
But the right-back hopes that will galvanise the squad ahead of their date at Wembley with the Latics on Saturday – although he did not disagree with his manager's post-match comments.
"Losing might not do us any harm," Dunne said. "Sometimes you can get complacent – if we'd won on Tuesday we might have been complacent going into the Wigan game.
"We have had a rollicking from the manager and that could fire a few of us up for Saturday, which is important, but it's still a very disappointing result.
"We have got three days now to prepare to play a side who have individual players that can change a game at any moment. It's going to be an interesting game.
"We have to make sure we don't get taken over by the occasion. The 90 minutes is for work – it's not a day out – and we want to get to the final again, which I think we can do."
Dunne felt Millwall did not build on Jimmy Abdou's early goal against the Owls and were punished when Miguel Llera equalised and Chris Maguire struck a cruel winner.
"A side who I think are very poor have taken six points from us this season, although you have got to give them credit for that," he said. "We're disappointed with the two goals.
"The first was an error and the second was a set-piece and they have scored a few like that against us now. Defensively we've been solid of late but we gave away two sloppy goals.
"The forwards are working hard and we have been creating chances, which is a positive, but we just needed that edge. I think if we had got a second goal it would have been 3-0 or 4-0."