IAN Holloway says Millwall are targeting "promotion" from the last 12 matches of their Championship campaign.
The Lions boss has banned talk of a relegation battle and instead wants his squad to view the remainder of the season as a bid to win a mini-league at the foot of the table.
By doing so, Holloway believes Millwall will approach their final dozen games – starting at Blackpool tonight – with a more positive mindset.
The Lions are currently two points above the bottom three but would slip into the drop zone if the teams below them, Yeovil, Barnsley and Charlton, win their games in hand.
Holloway said: "Sometimes you are better off accepting that you are completely in the mire and then you can climb out of it because the attitude is about where you are.
"Most seasons someone will drop in there towards the end and the reality is, if Charlton win their extra games, we'll be in the relegation zone.
"So the way I am looking at it is that we need to get promoted back to the Championship between now and the end of the season, and that's the gospel truth.
"That's an easier way for us to look at it. We need to get from relegation form to promotion form and I think we can do it.
"We have still got to play a few of the teams in and around us and it's all in our hands, so let's get positive, let's have a go and make sure the sun is out.
"We've got to win this fight at the bottom and judging by the results on Saturday everybody is giving it a real go.
"Some of the other teams have been used to getting out of trouble and I am not too sure we are, so I don't want us to think in terms of relegation."