STEVE Lomas insists he has no regrets about taking the Millwall job despite his baptism of fire in the Den hotseat.
The Lions are enduring their worst start to a league season in 36 years after three straight defeats. And they will set a new club record of seven games without scoring if they do not find the net against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
But Lomas, who quit St Johnstone to move to south London in the summer, is confident he will be able to turn results around.
"If we had been cut open and teams had absolutely ruined us, then I'd be worried," he said.
"But there haven't been much in the games – we haven't taken our chances and we've been giving away some poor goals.
"I have no regrets about coming here. I knew it would be a very tough job because of where we've been in the table since December. But we could quite easily be sitting here with four points, so the margins are very small.
"I'm desperate to do well for the fans and the club – that goes without saying – and of course I want to get that first league win sooner rather than later.
"I want the fans to be positive. I understand that they want to win and that they are frustrated not just with this season, but how things were last season as well. There's a bit of a hangover.
"But any fan would see against Huddersfield last week that we passed the ball well, we tried to attack at every opportunity and we created chances – we just need one of those to go in.
"I am enjoying my time here. I could have stayed up in Scotland and settled there. But I wanted to come here and test myself and this is a real test. I am enjoying it, as perverse as that may seem, but you have to take stock when things aren't going well."
Lomas says Millwall will travel to Hillsborough with an attacking mindset and will not be tempted to grind out a point.
"I want to be positive," he said. "I think that's the way football should be played.
"We've been working on our build up play, getting crosses into the box and generally being positive. If we keep creating chances, the goals will come.
"It will be a very tough game and we'll have to stand up to the physical challenge, that's for certain, because Wednesday are a big side."