AIDEN O'Brien is "not thinking about League One" and insists victory over Brighton tonight can put Millwall back in the fight for survival.
The Lions, who are nine points adrift of safety in 23rd place, host the Seagulls at The Den before travelling to Brentford on Saturday ahead of a two-week international break.
"We can still stay up," O'Brien said. "If we win tonight and beat Brentford, we're back in it.
"It's not entered my mind that we're going down to League One. Until we're 100 percent down, we're not thinking about League One."
O'Brien was denied his first senior goal by Bolton keeper Ben Amos at the weekend.
The 21-year-old was put through on goal by Lee Gregory but saw his effort parried to safety.
"As a striker you've got to forget about it and move onto the next game," O'Brien added.
"It was playing on my mind after the game but, the day after, it was all forgotten about and my focus was on Brighton. I'll get another chance and next time I'll put it away.
"I thought I played alright and the team did well – obviously we just didn't take our chances."
Interim boss Neil Harris was quick to put a consoling arm around O'Brien when he was substiuted after 81 minutes.
"He knows you're going to miss some and score some," said O'Brien. "Those ones usually go in but that will be in the net next time.
"If I'd finished that chance, I'd have repaid the manager's faith in starting me but I think I played well enough to show him that I'm ready.
"I'm getting closer to my first goal. Norwich's keeper just got a hand to my lob and I had one cleared off the line against Sheffield Wednesday, but it's coming."