STEVE Lomas was satisfied with Millwall's 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano but sees room for improvement ahead of next weekend's season-opener against Yeovil.
The Lions edged past the La Liga side courtesy of Steve Morison's second-half penalty at The Den on Saturday in what was Paul Robinson's testimonial match.
But Lomas says his side still have plenty to work on ahead of the new campaign.
He said: "It was pretty much what I expected. They had a lot of possession so we had to be disciplined, organised and compact and I thought we did that very well. Towards the end Rayo probably ran out of ideas.
"I thought we could have been a bit better with the ball. As a manager you're always looking for the team to improve but the pitch was a typical pre-season pitch – it was very slow, so it's hard to run with it and weight a pass.
"We could have been more clinical in the first half as well when we had a few early chances – and but for a few loose final passes, we would have had more shots on goal.
"Overall it was good but we're not getting carried away – it's just another step on the ladder towards the Yeovil game."
Millwall were without summer signings Scott McDonald, Lee Martin and Nicky Bailey and Lomas is unsure whether the trio will be fit to face the Glovers.
"That's a tough one to answer because they've all come in at various stages," he said. "Lee came in earlier but got a knock on his knee against Crawley and has had to miss two weeks of training.
"Nicky has come in late and hasn't had a club, so he's a little bit behind. Scott jarred his hip in training – he felt okay on Saturday morning but we didn't want to take any risks with him.
"We'll analyse those three along the way. When you start pushing players you can get yourself into trouble. Getting fit is a natural progression and we have to be realistic."
Dany N'Guessan, who fell out with ex-boss Kenny Jackett, received a mixed reception from the crowd when he was brought on in the second-half but Lomas is keen for the fans to give the attacker a clean slate.
"Dany has hardly missed a training session," Lomas said. "Millwall fans know football and when they see a player giving their all for the team, they're willing to back him.
"Things can change at clubs – people can be out of the picture and then suddenly come in and do well. You hope the fans will give him a chance.
"There's always a scapegoat at a club and sometimes it's a little unjust. A fit Dany N'Guessan can be a handful in the Championship."