BOSS Steve Lomas has stressed the importance of scoring the first goal ahead of Millwall's match against Huddersfield Town at The Den on Saturday.
The Lions welcome Mark Robins' Terriers to SE16 still searching for their first league points of the 2013-14 season. And Lomas says his side must start on the front foot – and capitalise on their dominant spells.
He said: "We want to give the fans something to shout about. We Are disappointed by the Ipswich result and performance, but I feel if we had got the first goal we'd have gone on to win that game. Those are the small margins.
"Whoever gets the first goal in the Championship normally goes onto win. In the two games so far, we've conceded the first goal when we've been on top and looking like the team that was going to take the lead.
"We had two or three great opportunities but did not capitalise on them before Ipswich scored, and that's something we've got to start doing.
"There effort has been there, we just need a little bit more know-how in terms of how to get up the pitch. You've got to slug it out in the Championship and take your chances when they present themselves.
"Once you get a goal it changes the context of the game. The first goal is so important."