STEVE Lomas is happy with the progress Millwall have made in adapting to his new style of play – but is putting results before good performances.
Lomas believes improvements in the Lions' passing were "there for all to see" against Reading last weekend but concedes inconsistency been his side's Achilles' heel this term.
And he would gladly take an "ugly" win over Burnley on Saturday.
"Reading was a good point but it becomes a great point if we can back it up with a win," Lomas said. "This league is very hard to predict and every game brings its own challenges. First and foremost you've got to be on your game to have a chance.
"The pleasing thing about last weekend was that we kept passing the ball and creating chances. We have to keep believing we are good enough to play that way but I think it's coming."
Lomas' tactical approach is distinctly different to that of Kenny Jackett but the Millwall boss is reluctant to draw comparisons with his predecessor.
He said: "We are asking the lads to play probably a totally different way – I don't know what it was like before my time – and be a bit more expressive on the ball.
"You want to be entertaining as well as get results. I would be quite happy with a boring, ugly 1-0 win against Burnley and I'd still celebrate it in the same way, but we are trying to get the lads to play a bit more football.
"I have my certain beliefs but, whether they are right or wrong, you can't get away from results. I certainly wouldn't want to be comparing myself to Kenny because he did a fantastic job.
"He got the club promoted and I suppose the challenge for him back then was, 'how much football can you play in a team that's just come up?'
"That is always a dilemma because you are going up against bigger budgets and theoretically better players.
"But I believe there's a group of players here who can play good football and mix it up when need be. You have to recognise the intelligence of the opposition and when teams step on you.
"That will certainly happen on Saturday – Burnley will step on us and if we play little tippy-tappy passes around our own 18 yard box we'll be in trouble, so it's about getting the balance.
"I like to get the ball down and believe that's the way the game should be played – on the turf. Each game in the Championship is so different so you're always tweaking things.
"Our last two performances in terms of effort, commitment and trying to play in the right way have been there for all to see, it's just about getting that consistently now."