STEVE Lomas wants his players to come flying out of the traps against QPR on Saturday as Millwall bid to avoid a third straight defeat.
The Lions return to action after the two-week international break when they host Harry Redknapp's side at The Den and Lomas has called for a high-intensity performance.
Millwall were beaten heavily by Birmingham and Bournemouth on their last two outings, but Lomas is confident his troops will produce a reaction in front of their own home fans.
Second-placed QPR are still unbeaten in the league and have conceded just two goals all season, so the Lions boss is under no false illusions as to the size of the task his team face.
"It is an exciting challenge for all of us," he said. "QPR are obviously a very good side, so it will be tough, but these are the games you want to play in.
"We need to get back to the level of performance we produced against Blackpool and Leeds. We need to be in their faces, high-energy but also disciplined and solid.
"It's important that we disrupt their passing game because they like to pop the ball around. We need to get the crowd going because they can be a big help too."
On-loan QPR midfielder Shaun Derry is ineligible to play against his parent club, but he echoed Lomas' sentiments when asked how best to approach the match.
"I think it needs to be a tight game," he said. "If you show your cards to QPR, they have the attacking options to really hurt you. At the same time, we don't want to stop doing what's brought us success this year, which has been working on the front foot.
"In our three back-to-back victories, we took the game to the opposition so we can't change that. It's a bit of a dilemma because QPR are very strong defensively but at the same time they've got attacking options that can really cause you problems at this level.
"We've looked at the way QPR play and we're hopeful that we can get something out of the game. Every club is at this level for a reason so we are capable of beating anyone that is put in front of us. That has to be our mentality on Saturday."