LIAM Trotter is confident Millwall will be rewarded for improved performances with winning results after the international break.
The Lions will be looking to build on back-to-back away draws at Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton when their season resumes against Derby County at The Den on Saturday.
And Trotter, who is fully fit again after a knee injury, believes a first win of the campaign is not far away.
"It is great when you win games without playing too well, but there is always a slight worry because eventually your run will come to an end," he said.
"When you're playing well and losing, it's difficult but you know it cannot stay that way. As long as you produce consistently good performances, you will win more than you lose.
"Even though it means nothing to be towards the top of the table at this stage of the season, it is a better feeling than being at the bottom.
"We definitely need a couple of wins to back up our last two results and I do not see any reason why we can't get them in the very near future."
Now that he is back from injury, Trotter will be competing with Shaun Derry, Richard Chaplow and Nicky Bailey for a starting berth, but he is not fazed by competition for places.
And the 25-year-old feels a 4-3-3 formation, which maximises Millwall's midfield options, could be the way forward.
"This league has become very tough," he said. "You need to keep the lines tight and a way of doing that perhaps is three in midfield.
"We looked a lot better in that shape against Brighton and, while it might not necessarily be the best approach every week, with the quality we've got it doesn't seem like a bad idea to centre our game on that.
"Passing the ball and adapting to different situations is key in the Championship, and we've definitely got the players here who can do that.
"Three in midfield allows you to get forward and it gives the wingers a bit more freedom as well. But it's difficult for the one centre forward if you're not playing progressive, passing football, which is something we will keep working on.
"There's no point playing one up front if we're going to keep hitting it long to him, but we've done better with that in the last few games.
"Scotty McDonald is 5ft nothing, but he did really well in that lone role against Brighton; he got the ball to his feet and had an excellent game. That's encouraging for us."