DERBY head coach Steve McClaren has "no doubt at all" that Ian Holloway will guide Millwall to Championship safety this season.
The Lions, who lock horns with the high-flying Rams at the iPro Stadium tomorrow, are one point above the relegation zone with with 13 games of the campaign remaining.
But McClaren believes Holloway's side will stay up – regardless of Saturday's result.
McClaren said: "Ian Holloway is a good, experienced manager and I have no doubt at all that he will help Millwall avoid finishing in the bottom three by the end of the season.
"He has enjoyed success at the top end of the Championship table in recent seasons with Blackpool and Crystal Palace and it was pleasing to see him return to the game.
“I saw them at home to Brighton and how they lost, I don’t know. I also saw them away to Barnsley and how they lost that, I don’t know."
Speaking to Derby's official site, the former England manager admitted that the Rams will be expected to win the game given the respective sides' league positions.
"We understand people expect us to win all our games and especially against the sides in the bottom half of the table," he added.
"The Yeovil and Birmingham games a few weeks ago were incredibly tough and they are something of a reminder for us that we can't have it our own way all the time.
"If you are not on your game you can easily come unstuck and that is where we need to be professional – especially with two hard games against Millwall and Bolton coming up.
"If we do our jobs properly then we have a good chance of picking up the points we want."