IAN Holloway says keeping Millwall in the Championship would rank as the best achievement of his managerial career.
The Lions edged closer to survival after a 1-1 draw with QPR at Loftus Road, a result which left them two points above the drop zone ahead of the final game of the season.
The visitors claimed a deserved point when Scott Malone's late shot looped over Rob Green to cancel out Charlie Austin's contentious penalty.
Holloway said: "These lads are really pleasing me because it's going to be a fight to the death and we've given ourselves a chance to breathe.
"We have to go again next weekend. Even if we had won today, survival wouldn't have been certain because Blackpool won.
"We live to fight another day. When I sit at home tonight I will feel quite chuffed. We'll take our last run of results and hope that's enough by the end of the season.
"It feels like the longest season of my life. It will probably be my best achievement if I keep us up.
"I really enjoyed watching my lads today. I felt that was my team – the way we played and tried to do things.
"We showed tremendous character to come here and play the way we did in the first half because we're under so much pressure.
"I'm delighted for them – that's seven games without defeat now."
Holloway was furious about QPR's penalty, which was awarded against Simeon Jackson for handball.
Asked whether he was upset with the decision, the Millwall boss added: "Just slightly, yeah, because I think handball should be deliberate.
"Sometimes your arm, as you go to jump, gets lifted up by someone's shoulder.
"It might have hit his hand but was it in the box and was it deliberate? If the referee hadn't blown, I don't think anybody in the ground would have jumped up.
"The only person who appealed was Kranjcar, who was outside the box, so I can't believe what I saw.
"Handball has to be deliberate, you have to make yourself bigger, and it has to be a movement that is not natural.
"I've got the benefit of watching it five or six times, but even in real speed I thought 'what's he doing?' Because how harsh was that given the state of the game?
"My player hasn't dived to move the ball, to stop someone from scoring – so I just don't understand.
"If you watch Match of the Day or the Football League Show, you'll see 15 incidents that are more deserving of a penalty than that one.
"The referee is adamant he saw it strike an arm but I've asked whether it was an intentional handball.
"Thank God we came back because I would have felt so aggrieved that I probably wouldn't have come up [to talk to the press] had we lost. I'd have been that angry.
"It's Millwall and we're not that popular – so it doesn't matter, does it? How many of them have we had go against us this year? Those who've watched us will know.
"It was just too easy to give that penalty."