HUDDERSFIELD Town boss Mark Robins feels Steve Lomas needs the "help and support" of Millwall fans after a difficult start to his tenure at The Den.
Robins consigned Lomas to his third straight league defeat in charge on Saturday but was quick to come to the defence of his opposite number in his post-match press conference.
James Vaughan's header handed the Terriers a 1-0 win at The Den.
"They're having a difficult time at the minute," Robins said. "They've got a new manager who is trying to impose his ideas and he's finding it difficult. He needs help and support.
"The supporters down here are magnificent because they're so passionate – sometimes that spills over but they can help. I think Steve needs that at the minute and a bit of stability. They've got a good squad of players.
"They played directly today but also some decent stuff as well and caused us one or two problems. I was pleased with the outcome, the application of the players and the way we controlled the game.
"It was a clean sheet and a decent performance. We withstood everything that Millwall threw at us. It's never an easy place to come."