MAGAYE Gueye and Scott McDonald believe Millwall have a point to prove at Brighton tomorrow night.
The Lions are still reeling from a 5-1 demolition at the hands of Middlesbrough but victory over the Seagulls would go some way to making amends for a shocking result.
Gueye, who could come into the starting XI after a run of impressive sub appearances, told the Southwark News: "I'm not saying it's good to lose by a big score but it came at the right time I think.
"I believe we can do something good this season and we have to learn from our mistakes. There are things we have to correct at Brighton – that's what we must do for the fans and the club.
"We need to train well this week and do better on Friday. We want to show that we're better than we were against Middlesbrough. I don't think anybody played their best.
"We are a decent team, we have talent and I know we can do better. When you lose like this, you have to respond in the next game. I hope we are going to respond."
Holloway took the fall for Saturday's heavy loss and has asked fans to vent their frustration at him – and not his players.
But McDonald said: "We're the ones who go out on the pitch.
"The manager hasn't got a PlayStation controller to move us here or there. It's up to the players to put his message into action.
"He tries to get across what he wants so we have to understand that and do the job. Clearly we didn't do that on Saturday and there will be a big improvement needed.
"We've had a kick up the backside and places are up for grabs, it's as simple as that. You can't lose a game like that and expect the team to stay the same.
"It's a big week for everyone to show the manager what they can do."