JOHN Berylson believes Steve Lomas is still adjusting to life as a Championship boss but is confident the Northern Irishman will be a success in the long run.
Lomas has won just three of his first 15 league games in charge of Millwall and desperately needs three points against second-bottom Barnsley on Saturday.
But chairman Berylson has complete faith in the man he appointed to replace Kenny Jackett during the summer.
"Steve is getting used to being a Championship manager but I'm confident he's going to be a success," he said.
"He is still working a few things out – every new manager has to do that. It's little things like how to get the most out of Steve Morison, for example.
"We all know that it takes Morison a while to get hot – he went 17 games without scoring in the first season we had him, but after that he averaged a goal a game.
"The start of the season has been similar to what happened with the baseball team out here in Boston – they were a terrible team last year, they unloaded the manager, a lot of players too and they rebuilt the team.
"They started off really slowly – didn't look very impressive for the first month-and-a-half – and then look what happened: they won the World Series.
"Barnsley is a crucial, critical game – the home game against them last season was a big turning point for us. Darius Henderson took a penalty instead of Liam Trotter and missed, we lost to a last-minute goal and things kind of unravelled from there."