IAN Holloway says Millwall must "show what we are made of" after slumping to the foot of the Championship table.
Holloway described Tuesday's 3-2 home defeat to Birmingham as a dagger to the heart, and admitted his side now face an uphill battle to stay in the division.
He said afterwards: "I'm devastated for the lads because I saw all sorts of effort there.
"I am devastated for Steve Morison because of how he feels about that first opportunity he missed – if that goes in the whole game is totally different.
"I am devastated for the defenders because I thought they defended very well apart from the one that bobbled into the corner.
"It came from a throw in and we got one thing wrong with our organisation and that cost us. That's what happens.
"I feel devastated for the amount of effort they put in, and that Owen Garvan headed wide of the goal.
"We got a penalty late on but the first one was just so clear and that would have got us back into the game at the right time.
"They'd have been all over the place then but they went two goals ahead of us.
"They get to the byline, they dink it and he's got a free header. These things are like daggers in you but I feel for them because they care.
"I'm sick and tired of seeing the same thing every game – we get a chance, we miss it, and they go up the other end and score.
"If that continues, that won't be any good and we all know that.
"We have got to stop them having a shot and it going straight in, because that's all that happened really (for the first goal).
"We've scored two but we've probably missed another four, whereas Birmingham didn't do that so well done to them.
"Playing Zigic caused us all sorts of problems because I didn't think he'd start.
"Beevers had an injury on Monday so he wasn't able to train and that caused me a bit of a problem.
"I put him on because I think he's better in the air than Lowry is – he is a good three or four inches taller than him.
"We needed the first goal because that is the way our confidence is at the moment. I was delighted with the crowd – they were absolutely brilliant.
"We all know, when you look at where we are in the table, that was a team we could have caught, and I think you saw towards the end how vulnerable they were.
"For me, that's another one that's slipped away.
"It's got to change really quickly otherwise we'll be in trouble – if we weren't already.
"What I was pleased with was the way we kept going but we've got to organise ourselves a damn sight better when we're out there.
"For the first goal, I can see four things wrong with that – and in training we aren't getting those wrong, even a couple of weeks ago that wasn't happening.
"It's just where we are right now. To be honest, I think this is a fantastic opportunity for us to show what we're made of, as I've told the players."