IAN Holloway has paid tribute to the 327 Lions fans who travelled from London to see their side's 1-0 victory over Wigan at the DW Stadium.
Millwall supporters who put themselves through a 400-mile round trip to attend Tuesday's game were rewarded with a second successive away win, courtesy of Carlos Edwards' strike.
And Holloway was quick to hail the away following after the game.
He said: "At least it will be a nice journey back for them – Wigan on a Tuesday night does not make any sense.
"I know how proud they are of their team and their club, and quite rightly so.
"I am bursting with pride after tonight and especially for those people who travelled all the way up here. I don't know how they do it.
"I want to make them proud and at the minute I'm smarting because I haven't made the impact I wanted to, but hopefully we will have some days in the sun together."
Assessing his side's performance, and their hopes of staying up, Holloway added: "The first half performance was excellent – it was everything I'd been asking them for.
"We wanted to carry on from what we did at Forest but we knew that was going to be tough.
"Wigan have got a good team and a big squad, and if that's his [Uwe Rosler's] reserves then god knows what his first team is!
"We're trying to hang onto this league by the skin of our teeth and that's as good as we've played in the first 45 minutes. I can't thank my lads enough.
"We thought we had scored a second goal to be honest – Steve Morison's shot looked like it was over the line. I'm really pleased but we still have a mountain to climb.
"We scored a fantastic goal and a great move. We put together a couple of those in the first half and to do that to Wigan makes me very, very pleased.
"We have dug in there, fought hard and fought together. We've got to do that another five times and we'll need the same work ethic.
"Hopefully that result will upset a few people because they will see that we're not dead yet. Who knows what we can do now?
"I said before that we needed four wins and a draw, and I don't think that's changed.
"We now need to reproduce our season's best, which is three in a row, and back up these two results. Hopefully this is the start of our run and we can make a late charge.
"That's seven points from our last nine and we'll keep encouraging these boys to keep that going. We'll need a bit of luck along the way but we're working hard enough for it."