STEVE Lomas admitted Millwall had David Forde to thank for keeping the score down in their 3-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday.
Lloyd Dyer's volley and Jamie Vardy's brace sealed a comfortable win for the league leaders.
The Foxes had an astonishing 30 shots on goal during the match and Forde made a number of superb saves to prevent the home side from adding to their total.
"Thankfully Forde was in fantastic form," Lomas said. "It could have been a lot worse – let's not make any bones about it.
"I'm very disappointed. We wanted to hang in there and that's why we went one up front with five in midfield and we started okay.
"We knew Leicester would come at us out of the traps and try and win the game early. It looked like we had got ourselves in the game but we then conceded a very, very poor goal.
"Their player got behind our midfield and ran straight through.
"But we hung in there, got to half time, put another up front by bringing Stevie Morison on and it looked like we started quite brightly.
"So to concede the second goal from our own corner, when we had warned the lads about their pace on the counter, was a massive disappointment."
Vardy scored Leicester's third goal following Scott Malone's error.
"It was a poor one," Lomas added. "There is nothing really much you can do as a manager about individual errors, that’s just about decision making out on the pitch.
"Even if you are 1-0 down or 2-0 down you've got to make correct decisions and we didn't.
"What we have got to do is bounce back against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. We have been good this season at bouncing back after defeats.
"Our home form has been decent so we've got to look to the positives, but one thing is for certain we've got to play better than we did today because Forest are a good side.
"Nobody can have any complaints if there are changes to the team. I thought the lads who came on in a difficult situation – Andy Keogh, Lee Martin and Stevie Morison – did well."