FRED Onyedinma admitted Millwall's game at Port Vale tonight is one they "can't lose".
The Lions travel to Vale Park on the back of four league games without a win and two successive defeats.
Nineteen-year-old attacker Onyedinma believes the squad have the same qualities that brought them a top-six finish last season and then within 90 minutes of claiming a place in the Championship.
Onyedinma thought he had won the game for Millwall against Rochdale on Saturday when he found the back of the net with two minutes left only to see it ruled out for offside.
Rochdale scored to make it 3-2 in injury time, and Onyedinma feels the concession of such a late goal to lose the game has increased the significance of Tuesday's fixture.
"The disappointing thing is they want on to score and win the game. Even if I hadn't scored it was still 2-2 and had I scored I'd have saved the day.
"But for it to be called offside and then for them to score just makes it even worse. I'm trying to keep onside, it happened quickly and I was just concentrating on the finish.
"This game is important for us now. Even if we don't play well we can't lose, we need that confidence. We can't lose three games in a row.
"We just need to keep our composure. Even though we've lost the last two games we can't let it into our heads. Last season we saw what we were doing worked, so we just have to keep going."
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