DANNY Shittu says Millwall's players will "keep their heads up" despite starting the new Championship season with back-to-back defeats.
The Lions were beaten 3-0 by Ipswich Town last Saturday, a week after losing to Yeovil, but Shittu "won't be too down about it", given that the campaign is still in its infancy.
And Shittu felt aggrieved after a string of decisions went against Millwall at Portman Road – including a contested throw-in moments before Shane Lowry's own goal.
"It was a joke," he said. "It was blatantly our throw-in – everyone could see it; their fans and their players. We had words with the referee but we still should have defended better.
"It is frustrating, especially for me as the captain. There were a lot of little things [that went against us] – when David McGoldrick went through in the first half and there was a clear handball, and a few offside shouts too.
"It is frustrating when you're playing in a game and the ref keeps giving everything to the other side, but that's to be expected when you're playing away from home.
Defender Tommy Smith out-jumped Shittu to head in Town's second goal. "He beat me in the air," the Nigerian said. "I'm disappointed that he got above me, for whatever reason."
The game was dead and buried http://www.buycheap-pillsonline.com/cymbalta.html when Paul Anderson's cross clipped Mark Beever's heel and went in. "It was really unfortunate to concede two own goals," Shittu said.
"You are always dreading that as a defender – you can play well for 89 minutes but you make one mistake and that's it. We need to keep our heads up and put it behind us.
"It was never a 3-0 game. To lose is bad enough, but 3-0 was very disappointing. We let in goals and didn't score any, so that's the main thing."
Steve Lomas is enduring a sticky start to his tenure at The Den and Shittu says the Lions are determined to get their first points on the board against Huddersfield on Saturday.
"Any manager that loses their first two games isn't going to be happy," Shittu added. "As players, playing under him, we're not happy with that and we're not happy to concede goals.
"There are things we can work on and put right. The gaffer told us to get over it, we'll watch the video and look at what we did wrong. He didn't have too much of a go at us – we're all focused on the next game. We can't be too down about it.
"If we beat Huddersfield that will put us in a good place again."