KENNY Jackett could not fault the commitment of his players after Millwall lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest but admitted they were not creative enough in the final third.
Greg Halford's eighth-minute header proved to be the difference between the sides at The Den and left the Lions just one point above the relegation zone with two games to go.
Jackett said: "It was a poor goal to give away from a set piece but we had plenty of time to get back into it. I can't fault the effort and commitment of the players. It was definitely there.
"Somewhere a long the line we needed a break and something to fall for us. We had a lot of the ball and a lot of pressure against a very talented side, who have a lot of quality particularly in midfield.
"I was looking for one player to maybe beat his man, get the other side of people or be able to turn and take somebody out of the game, whether that be in a wide area or up front.
"Creatively we could not find the player to deliver a crucial cross or score a goal. I felt it was a good effort by the players but we didn't get a break that could have added to our points total.
"Different substitutions and permutations of players were going through my mind. I though George Saville showed very well playing in an advanced midfield position. He was a positive for us.
"We have to keep going, make sure we get the right combination of players and perhaps get one or two fresh ones in. We need players coming back from injury to find their rhythm.
"Ultimately it is a disappointment because you need to score goals at home. Creatively we were not quite there. We've been close in games but not close enough.
"That's been the story of the second half of our season. To be battling it out with 55 points and two games to go is slightly unusual but we do need to scrap it out.
"Performances at home haven't been good. We have work to do to keep out Championship status."