IAN Holloway is relishing the final 18 games of Millwall's season after making significant changes to the squad during the January transfer window.
Holloway is focused on gelling together his new-look side and will be more hands-on in training to help his new signings bed in.
The Lions boss will be without Marc Bircham moving forward after his assistant stepped down to take up a role with MLS outfit Chicago Fire.
Nigel Gibbs has been promoted to Holloway's no.2 but Millwall will not draft in another coach until the summer.
"This will allow Nige to step to the plate," said Holloway. "I wish Birch all the very best.
"I'll be out training with this group a lot more and nailing this down, so I won't be looking to bring in another coach at the moment."
Eight players arrived at The Den during January, with another eight departing, while a number of others have been told whether or not they'll be offered contract extensions.
"It's about building, trying to get a spirit going, working hard for each other and getting the right balance," added Holloway.
"People know their futures and hopefully that will stand us in good stead in terms of what I want to build – a team that works hard, moves the ball around and can win games.
"That's not easy but there are lots of other clubs who would be envious of the fact we're in the Championship, even though we are where we are at the moment.
"We've got 18 games to put things right and hopefully the fans will be encouraged by the way the new lads are working hard for each other.
"We made some changes with eight games to go last season but we've done that ten games earlier this time. I'm really encouraged and looking forward to the rest of the season.
"The chairman has shown his intention about what he wants to do and how he wants to do by sticking with me and working to the format that we spoke about when I first took the job.
"It was always going to be very difficult with so many out-of-contract but hopefully the new players will settle quickly and we'll be able to produce better performances and results.
"Lots of it was good but unfortunately we fell away and lost confidence. You can't blame anybody for that because the players haven't known about their futures – but they do now."