BOSS Ian Holloway claimed Millwall had avoided a "massive banana skin" after drawing 1-1 with Yeovil Town at Huish Park on Tuesday night.
Holloway admitted the Lions' display in Somerset had been a "mixed bag" but was pleased with the response of his players after Joe Ralls put the home side in front.
Within 11 minutes of going behind, Millwall were level thanks to Steve Morison's close-range header – the striker's fifth goal of the season.
Holloway said: "This was a massive banana skin, we've gone 1-0 down and I'm delighted with my lads' characters. We got stronger as the game went on, and in the end I'll take a point.
"We matched a very spirited team and recently we haven't been doing that.
"It was a mixed bag. We want three points and we need as many wins as we can get because of where we are in the table, but my players keep pleasing me, I've got to say.
"We went 1-0 down from a breakaway. We got out structure wrong for the first time – Scott Malone vacated the left-back spot, he's gone awol and they score from that very position.
"But I can't ask them to try any harder, and maybe we've got to start relaxing – we are trying too hard.
"At half time I told them to relax and and pass it more. We switched from 4-2-3-1 to 4-1-2-3 – when we did that, Richard Chaplow got on the ball and we bounced it around a little bit.
"Instead of hitting the diagonal ball every time, we had three or four passes and then went long. We needed to give our forwards a chance to move because it was too hurly burly.
"We had a lot of forwards in the team but I thought they were disciplined and we got our work ethic right.
"The more structure I get into them, the more they'll understand it. The more repetition we have, the more recognition they'll have of the shape. I can see it's coming together."