JACK Smith admitted he was at fault for Burnley's equaliser on Saturday.
With Millwall protecting a narrow 2-1 lead over the league leaders, Smith was skinned by Michael Kightly before the winger's shot deflected in off Shane Lowry.
And right back Smith, who was making only his second league start of the season, accepted responsibility for the goal after the game.
"I've held my hands up because I could have done a bit better," he said. "Kightly is a decent player, he's got the better of me once in the game and unluckily they've scored from it.
"It wasn't a great finish – it looked like it was going wide – but Shane didn't know where he was in relation to the goal and where the ball was going so he's just slid and it bobbled in."
The Clarets had looked dead and buried at 2-0 down but Sam Vokes' header in the 39th minute brought them to life and Smith felt that goal was the turning point.
He said: "It seemed quite a soft goal and I don't think they'd really had a chance before. Had we kept it tight for ten minutes and seen it through until half time, with hindsight maybe we'd have won the game.
"The first 35 minutes felt quite comfortable but their goal just before half time gave them a boost. After that it was tough so you could say it was two points dropped or one gained but it's hard to say which.
"It felt like wave after wave of Burnley attacks for 15 minutes or so and they hit the post, so at that stage you're just digging in because you know there are going to be spells when the other team is dominating.
"We stayed strong, came back into it towards the end and had a couple of half chances.
"We have taken three points from our last three games and are unbeaten against three of the most-fancied teams, so we can't be too disappointed."
Smith feared Burnley would snatch a winner late on but was left feeling relieved as the Lions extended their unbeaten run at The Den to four matches.
He added: "Our home form over the past 18 months hasn't been great and you can feel that around the place when the opposition have a spell of pressure – it seems quite nervy and the crowd are quite edgy.
"That probably transmits onto the pitch a little bit. Our clearances sometimes aren't great and that makes it hard for us to get out as a team. The last three or four games at The Den have been better and we need to build on that."