PAUL Robinson hopes Millwall fans will continue to get behind the team despite seeing their side win just four of 18 Championship matches this season.
The Lions picked up a creditable point against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening but are just three points above the relegation zone after the bottom three teams all won.
And Robinson says it is crucial, now more than ever, that Millwall receive their supporters' full backing – especially at The Den, where results have improved of late.
"They have just got to stick with us and get behind the team that is on the pitch over the course of 90 minutes," he said.
"Our home form has been very good and the atmosphere that has been created in matches against the top sides has been excellent and driven us on at times.
"Their support is vital and something that we as players thrive on. It's massively important that they are with us moving forwards."
Robinson felt Millwall responded well to their weekend defeat at Leicester against Forest.
"There had to be a reaction because the Leicester performance was not good enough – it was unacceptable," he said. "We wanted to get back to the levels that we've shown over recent months at home.
"The lads put in a lot of hard work and a tough shift against a big side in this division who have spent a lot of money. We'll take the point, move on and look forward to Wigan now.
"It was always going to be a tough game against Forest but I thought the lads put a real determined effort in."
And the Lions captain believes similar performances will help to improve team spirit.
"Building togetherness comes with results and perhaps we have not had enough of that – we've been quite inconsistent – but we will get there with a lot of hard work," he said.
"We've got a new manager and quite a few new players as well, so there was always going to be a period of transition while we find a winning formula and the right way of playing. It will take time but I believe we will get there.
"It is exciting in the sense that we've got a young, hungry manager and a squad that is one of the strongest I've ever played in during my time here.
"We feel that we should be higher up the table with the players we've got, but it doesn't just happen. It is not about individual names on the teamsheet, it is about performing as a unit week in, week out."