STEVE Lomas will not shy away from the challenge of turning Millwall's season around after overseeing just one win in his side's last eight matches.
The Lions boss knows he is under increasing pressure to produce better performances and results but hopes supporters will recognise that this is a year of "transition" at the club.
However, he accepts that Millwall's recent form leaves him open to criticism.
And the recent managerial departures at Wigan, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley have left Lomas under no illusions as to the cut-throat nature of the division.
"That's the life of a manager," he said. "But the margins are tight – we'd have gone up five places in the table had we won on Tuesday – so it takes a brave chairman to hold his nerve.
"You are always going to get moans and groans after a defeat. I was as disappointed as the fans were with the result and performance against Leicester last Saturday.
"But I think lexapro get high that the majority of the fans understand the situation and recognise just how competitive the Championship is.
"This is a transitional season so it would be a tough job for any manager, and who's to say it wouldn't be just as tough for Kenny Jackett were he still here?
"I am still buzzing to be at the club – make no mistake about it. I came here knowing it was a big challenge so I haven't shied away from that and I won't do.
"My sole aim is to please the fans and get job satisfaction by winning games for them. I appreciate we have got to take the stick when we lose, but equally there has to be a realism about where we are at the moment.
"So many clubs in this division were in the Premier League not too long ago – it's probably the most competitive the Championship has been for many a year."