STEVE Lomas admitted he was delighted to pick up his first Championship win as Millwall manager in front of watching chairman John Berylson.
Lomas held talks with Berylson and the Lions' board just hours before an emphatic 3-1 win over Blackpool at The Den – a result which moved Millwall out of the relegation zone.
And Lomas was thrilled that Boston-based Berylson was there to see it.
He said: "It was great for the chairman because obviously he took some criticism when he appointed me and the longer it goes on without a win, the pressure builds on him so I'm delighted.
"I am delighted for Andy Ambler as well. They are good people who have got Millwall's best interests at heart."
Lomas gave little away when asked what was discussed at Tuesday's meeting.
"We just spoke about a few things different things – nothing untoward," he said. "I have a very good relationship with the chairman – he's a very affable guy who has this club at heart. He wants it to do well and has pumped a lot of money in.
"This is a transitional period for the club – new manager, new staff and new players – so it was always going to take time, although we'd hoped to hit ground running."
Liam Trotter's penalty and two emphatic finishes from Nicky Bailey and Steve Morison sealed the win over the league leaders, who had taken an early lead through Tom Ince.
Lomas said: "The players could have been forgiven for thinking it was not going to be their night, but they stuck at it.
"The crowd were fantastic. They really stuck with the team because they could see the commitment, the effort and the application to try and play football in the right way.It was a little bit nervy at times in the first half but that is probably to be expected.
"A win was no more than we deserved. The difference tonight is we took our chances – and probably harder chances than the ones we have missed.
"You can apologise all you want after a poor result [against Derby], but talk is cheap. That is how you apologise – on the pitch. The lads were hurting and you could see it. They weren't going to give this game up.
"Wins breed confidence and we have to back it up on Saturday against Charlton. Back-to-back wins would be lovely but we know that it is going to be very, very tough."