KENNY Jackett singled out Alan Dunne for special praise after Millwall edged towards Championship safety with a point against Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
Dunne was tasked with handling England and Manchester United starlet Wilfried Zaha and seemed to relish the challenge, keeping the wing wizard quiet as the Lions claimed a clean sheet.
Jackett said: "It was a point gained in the end. We had the pressure and the territorial advantage. We put Palace under a lot of pressure but they always had the break with Zaha.
"Dunne had a fantastic game on him but he was always very dangerous. He is a match-winner who can turns things for them. Defensively we were excellent. It's a good area for us.
"During the course of the season perhaps we've opened ourselves up instead of seeing it through and being professional, closing it up and taking a draw at home – but we did that.
"I felt a draw was a fair result. My players showed a lot of heart, courage and endeavour."
Millwall travel to Derby County on the final day of the season knowing that a point will probably be enough to keep them up, but Jackett does not want to be relying on other results.
"We do not want to be looking around the country and hoping results go our way," he said. "We are concentrated on going up there to win. It's in our hands and we need a positive performance.
"I do not think I will be following other scores. Things can swing very quickly and could influence my substitutions. We have to get the balance right and try our best to win.
"It is our responsibility. This is a terrific league and we want to stay in it. Should we finish the job at Derby, we'll be looking at how far we're off the play-offs and then trying to make up the gap.
"Quite often you'd have been safe with 56 points. It shows you how tough the league is."