STEVE Lomas is hoping Millwall fans will stay patient with his players after they lost their first two Championship games of the new season.
The Lions were jeered off by 935 travelling supporters after losing 3-0 to Ipswich Town on Saturday, a week after newly-promoted Yeovil Town left The Den with three points.
But Lomas does not think anyone should be hitting the panic button yet. He said: "As long as the fans are patient with the players, and it doesn't affect them on the pitch, that's all I'm concerned about.
"It is early doors; we've played three games and lost two, which is disappointing but it's a long season. It's not the end of the world. We are disappointed about certain aspects and we'll look at those during the week."
Asked whether it will take time for his squad to gel, Lomas added: "I think it will take time to get everyone up to full fitness – that's what happens when you're bringing people in on free transfers who are at various stages with their fitness.
"We've had a little bit of bad luck with Liam Trotter and David Forde needing surgery, so we've been tested. But that's the job and I knew it would take time. The lads are a decent set who want to work hard and put it right.
"We've got a friendly game against Brentford in midweek for some boys to get minutes and, when you're not winning, there are places up for grabs.
"Lee Martin will get 90 minutes and so will a few others, like Scott McDonald who came on against Ipswich and looked sharp. We would have loved for them all to be involved in the first week but that hasn't been possible."