ALAN Dunne believes tightening up at set pieces could shoot Millwall up the table.
Of the last 11 goals the Lions have conceded, eight have come from free kicks or corners.
And Dunne says that has had a huge impact on Millwall's current league position of 18th.
"Eradicating set-piece goals is very important because we haven't been broken down often in open play," said the Lions skipper. "We know what we need to work on.
"Without letting in those goals, we'd have six or seven more points and be up towards the play-offs. The margins are very fine in this league.
"We've got to stop conceding goals from set pieces, get back to keeping clean sheets and see how far that takes us."
Dunne can see similarities between Millwall's current run of one win in 12 with their first batch of results under Ian Holloway last season.
"We're capable of going on an unbeaten run and climbing up the table at any moment," he added.
"Before we went on our eight-game unbeaten run last year, we were in a similar situation – we were playing well but weren't picking up the points.
"We haven't often been out-played – maybe that was the case at Ipswich – but generally we've competed in every game.
"I think we can get a settled team and get on a roll of big wins. I don’t think we're far off.
"The manager will get it right and I'm certain of that. We've had some great performances already this season but haven't picked up the points we've wanted to.
"We've been unlucky with a few decisions – especially in the Watford game – but there's a lot of learning to be done from the first 17 games."