MARK Beevers says Millwall are determined to silence their critics this season.
The Lions have been tipped for relegation by the bookies but kicked off their Championship campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Leeds United on Saturday.
And Beevers, who opened the scoring at The Den after just eight minutes, believes Millwall can prove their doubters wrong by going "all the way" under manager Ian Holloway.
"The sky is the limit in my opinion," said Beevers after putting Leeds to the sword.
"We've got the players in the squad to go all the way. The manager has been saying as we came into the dressing room that we are second favourites to go down.
"That's disrespectful to be honest with what the manager has done at his previous clubs and the players we've got down here.
"We have got some really good players so I don't see why we are second favourites to go down.
"But we can just answer those people who have put us in that category by winning games and playing well, which is what we did on Saturday.
"But we've done nothing so far, we've won one game and we've got to take it into the next one and progress from there."
Beevers converted Lee Martin's right-wing delivery to put Millwall in front against their rivals from Yorkshire before Shaun Williams converted a late penalty to seal victory.
"I don't get many like that to be fair," the defended added. "It was just nice to score.
"I've been down here for three years now and I've only score one other goal – in my first game down against Crystal Palace.
"That was a massive goal but it is nice to get one down at The Den in front of a great crowd.
"I thought it was going to be the winner but Shaun stepped up and got the penalty.
"It is nice to get that two-goal cushion and it looked as though we were getting the three points as soon as Shaun put that in.
"On a personal note it was really good to score.
"I think the boys played really well. All pre-season we've worked really hard. The manager has come in and he has got a style of play which he wants in install into the players.
"The lads have taken it on well and we've shown that.
"People think about Millwall as long ball but the boys have shown today that we can pass it around as well, we can do both sides of the game.
"We've got Ricardo Fuller up top with Lee Gregory who can get hold of it and win a ball in the air, but we've also got players who can pass it around.
"It was a good performance but it was more important to get three points on the board."