PAUL Robinson took solace from Millwall's second clean of the week following a derby stalemate with Charlton.
Robinson, who has featured in the Lions' last three games, felt the two sides "cancelled each other out" on Saturday but insisted the mood in the camp remained positive.
And the 32-year-old was especially pleased that Millwall did not concede a goal, having also shut out Derby the previous weekend.
The goalless draw with the Addicks followed a 1-0 defeat at Blackpool last Tuesday.
"As a defender, I will take the clean sheet and be happy with that, and a draw was probably a fair result on the day," Robinson said.
"The whole squad deserves a lot of credit. We're working really, really hard as a team on our shape – especially the front players – to keep the ball out of our net.
"We need to find an attacking edge going forward and then it will be the perfect balance.
"Afterwards there was a bit of optimism really.
"It has been a tough week and we would have liked one more win, but we have put a lot of hard work in and our performances are steadily improving.
"We've been competitive in almost all of our games under Ian Holloway and things are very close and very tight.
"We've got to make sure over the last ten games that we edge more games than we lose."
Robinson added: "We had a lot of pressure in the second half especially but we just could not find that cutting edge at times.
"It was a very hard-fought and honest local derby and both teams were working incredibly hard to try and get the points.
"Maybe that resulted in the two teams cancelling each other out. We had some chances and some set pieces but we didn't capitalise on those."
A draw left Millwall three points ahead of Charlton in the table but the Addicks have four games in hand to make up that gap.
Speaking after the game, Robinson's opposite number, defender Michael Morrison, claimed the Lions would rather be in Charlton's position as the two clubs battle to avoid relegation.
But Robinson said: "They may have games in hand but we've got more points than them.
"They have got a lot of games to play now in a short space of time and that pressure builds as each game drifts by.
"We were in exactly the same situation last season, thinking we were okay because we had games in hand, but we didn't win any of them and it caught up with us towards the end.
"It's a difficult one – I'll tell you at the end of the season which position I'd rather be in, but obviously we'll be trying our hardest to stay in this division."