JERMAINE Easter's last-gasp equaliser against QPR on Saturday was indicative of Millwall's new-found resolve at home, according to goalkeeper David Forde.
Easter struck in stoppage time to deny Harry Redknapp's side their fourth win on the bounce and ensure the Lions are now unbeaten in their last three matches at The Den.
Millwall have often crumbled in front of their own supporters over the past two seasons but Forde believes a corner has been turned.
Speaking after the 2-2 draw, he said: "We have struggled at home in the past year or so but we showed real character to fight back. We're starting to turn The Den into a fortress again.
"The place was rocking and the fans were top drawer. They got right behind us and we showed what we can do at home. In the past we've let ourselves down at The Den, but I didn't have a problem [at 2-1] because I always thought we'd get something.
"We seem to do quite well against the top sides or in a London derby in front of a packed house. It is against the other teams, when it's a quiet night and the crowd is only 8,000 that we sometimes struggle. We've got to start turning that around now."
Forde felt the Lions merited their point against Rangers but believes the team is very much a work in progress under new manager Steve Lomas.
"We are using a different formation and it is relatively new to us," he said. "The manager is still getting his ideas across and the new players are getting into the Millwall mentality and way of doing things. It is a bit transitional at the moment but we are on the right tracks.
"This will give us a lot of belief. At 2-1 down against top-of-the-league, who have just come down from the Premier League and are a fantastic outfit, we showed real guts and belief. It was a fantastic finish from Jermaine.
"We thoroughly deserved a point. We were unlucky in the first half with a debatable penalty decision – if that happens anywhere else on the pitch, it's a free kick."