ALAN Dunne is confident Millwall will stay up this year but believes their battle against relegation will "go to the wire."
The Lions, who host fellow strugglers Bolton at The Den tomorrow, are three points above the drop zone with 16 games of the season remaining.
And Dunne said: "We've got some big games coming up and our home form will be crucial. Bolton on Saturday is another massive one for us.
"It will go to the wire, probably to the last few games, but I am confident that we are better than three other teams in the league."
Dunne says new boss Ian Holloway is steadily making his mark on the team and that results will improve as the players become accustomed to his style of play.
"We are getting to know the manager, the structure of the team and his patterns," Dunne said. "The players are coming out of their shells a bit more.
"The new manager has only been here for a month and we're starting to get our identity back, but it's not all going to happen overnight.
"He wants to play 4-2-3-1, we're working on that every day and once the boys get a bit more confident and into a rhythm, it will be successful – his style has been successful before.
"Over time, these new roles and positions will become second nature to us, and results will reflect that."