GARY Rowett acknowledged Millwall will need big improvement when they take on London rivals Fulham at The Den on Wednesday.
The Lions haven’t won in three games after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at home to league leaders West Brom.
The Lions lost 4-0 to Fulham when Neil Harris was in charge in August, with the Cottagers making a record number of passes since those statistics started to be measured in the Championship.
Scott Parker’s Fulham are aiming to move into the automatic promotion places this week, while Millwall are trying to stay in touch with the top six.
“We knew we were in for a big month, simple as that,” Rowett said. “We were playing Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom, Fulham and then Preston away.
“This is what the Championship is about, if you want to be in the top part of the league you’ve got to go and compete and play well against those sides.
“But we’ve got to be at our max, we can’t be anything other than our maximum or else we won’t get results.
“Wednesday will be the same, we have to go out and perform much better [than against West Brom]. We have to use the ball better. We gave the ball away far too many times [Sunday] and then had to turn around and run back 50 yards to defend.
“Fulham are a good side, Scott Parker’s done a fabulous job. They’ve got lots of good technical players and we’re going to have to perform better.
“I’m sure we will.”
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