STEVE Lomas praised Millwall's "energy, passion and commitment" after their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.
The Lions twice took the lead against the play-off-chasing Reds but goals from Steve Morison and Martyn Woolford were cancelled out by Andy Reid and Nathaniel Chalobah.
And while Lomas admitted the night was "tinged with regret", he claimed his players had produced a stirring response to their 3-0 defeat to Leicester City last weekend.
"There were a lot of positives," he said. We bounced back, there was a lot of energy, passion and we scored two great goals.
"There was a higher level of passion, commitment and quality, players were winning individual battles and units were working really well together.
"Our defence and midfield worked extremely hard and the front two I thought were excellent. There is a tinge of regret because we should have had three points.
"The crowd were excellent – they stuck with the lads and could see the energy in their performance. That is six unbeaten at home and we've put down a marker here.
"We will be a game for anybody is we play like that away.
"We want to give our home support plenty to shout about. They want teams to fear coming here but we've got to transfer our home form into our away form to shoot us up the table."
Lomas, who refused to discuss referee Dean Whitestone twice dismissing Millwall penalty claims, did not think goalkeeper David Forde was at fault for Reid's goal.
The Ireland international was beaten by the midfielder's long-range strike at his near post.
"I've not really seen that," he said. "Fordey has been in absolutely superb form and the lad Reid has got quality – he's done that through the years – so I'd have to see it again.
"But Fordey is an honest lad and he will say whether he thought he should have got it or not, but he's been superb for me."
The Lions boss was thrilled with his front pairing of Martyn Waghorn and Morison, whose ninth-minute goal was worthy of winning any match.
"They put the Forest back four under pressure and asked questions of them, which is what we wanted," Lomas said. "Stevie took his goal brilliantly well and there were signs of him being the player we know he can be.
"Keeping him fit and firing for the rest of the season will be massive for us."