WINGER Martyn Woolford felt Millwall "held their own" against Watford despite losing 3-1 to the league leaders on Saturday.
Woolford, who opened the scoring in the 12th minute at Vicarage Road, admitted "sloppy goals" cost the Lions but said they would take confidence from their display.
And after a first defeat in five league games, Woolford was quick to point out that Millwall have come a long way since this time last season.
Woolford said: "Performance-wise we're pretty pleased with how we have done. It's just disappointing that the result's gone against us.
"We conceded three sloppy goals really that's obviously cost us but performance-wise we're pretty pleased.
"We've come away from home and held our own against a team top of the league.
"We all feel we're a million miles away from where we were last year confidence-wise.
"Even though we lost we'll still take some positives from the game and keep the confidence high. At the minute we're playing well.
"We're obviously disappointed with the result but we're not far away, it's just a few little tweaks here and there.
"Sometime soon it's all going to come together and we'll go on a run like we did last year.
"We've had some good results against pretty good teams of late so we just need to keep our heads up and not let a defeat like this get us down.
"Like I say, we are worlds apart from where we were last season."