JIMMY Abdou feels Millwall are close to turning their form around, but admitted to a sense of déjà vu after the Lions went behind again this season.
Neil Harris’ side have conceded the opening goal four times this campaign, coming from behind just once to win at Shrewsbury.
Abdou felt Millwall did well up to Jay O’Shea’s strike 18 minutes into Saturday’s game, but Chesterfield dominated the rest of the half and registered almost 70% possession as the home side failed to trouble Tommy Lee in the visitors’ goal.
Harris said afterwards he is still searching for the right combination of formation and personnel and Abdou vowed that the squad would be working to turn around their form at The Den in particular, starting with the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against Peterborough tonight.
He said: “It’s a tough time at the minute because we still don’t have any points at home. We have to stay together now.
"We have to concentrate and work hard again to try to get that win at home and get our season going.
“We knew Chesterfield were a good team, they’ve got some good players in their side and we knew it was going to be tough.
“They scored first and I thought in the second half we showed more ambition to win the game. Unfortunately we didn’t so it was quite frustrating."
Abdou came closest to an equaliser when Lee turned away his deflected effort from close range with 15 minutes left, and he echoed his manager’s belief that if the side keeps creating chances eventually the goals will come.
“We’re close to scoring,” the midfielder stressed. “We were on top for a few minutes before they scored but I think after they scored they got back into the game, so it was the same story again.
“If we had scored first it would have been a different game.”