IAN Holloway praised his players for executing their game plan to perfection in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Derby County.
Steve Morison's second-half header gave the Lions a priceless away win over the high-flying Rams at the iPro Stadium.
And Holloway claimed the result was down to thorough pre-match preparation.
He said: "I think I got what I expected from Derby. They looked buoyant, full of themselves and full of vigour. We spoke about how to stop them but looked nervous at the start.
"But the longer the game went on, the more practised and rehearsed we looked and the more we got to grips with their passing.
"We had done an awful lot of work on Derby but I had a go at the players at half time because we didn't get enough pressure on the ball.
"We were getting tackles in but there wasn't enough support to create counter attacks. That came in the second half and we scored a fantastic goal.
"The lads carried out our instructions brilliantly and they ran for each other.
"That's the first time we've been in front for quite a while but we could have scored more. We had more clear-cut chances than them."
Holloway was berated at the final whistle by home fans who felt Millwall had time wasted and feigned injury to disrupt the flow of the game.
But he said: "Danny Shittu and Scott Malone are on the team coach and they won't be fit for Tuesday. They were on the floor and I was being criticised. What can I do about that?
"DJ Campbell tweaked his hamstring and Shane Lowry might have a problem with his knee.
"I saw some strange decisions as the away manager. I thought the referee's performance was bizarre. I can't believe what I saw out there.
"Not a million years would I encourage my players to be anything other than honest."