Millwall lost for the third time in their opening six league games as they were defeated 1-0 by Wolves.

The Lions travelled to the Molineux with an almost fully fit squad after the international break, however an effort from outside of the box by Diogo Jota sent them back to London without a point.

Neil Harris’ men now occupy 19th in the Sky Bet Championship with five points from a possible 18.

Here are five things we learned …

Millwall were disciplined, even after going down to ten men

For all Wolves’ dominance of the ball – more than 65 percent of the possession was theirs – they struggled to break down a resilient Millwall.

Whether they probed out wide or around the 18-yard box, the Lions showed great tactical discipline to diffuse a Wolves side very difficult to stop from scoring at the moment.

Aiden O’Brien certainly made it harder for the away side to grab an equaliser, however a lot of the attempts all game were off target due to how narrow and regimented Neil Harris’ side was.

Given more time, Jordan Archer will reap rewards

Few expect the Scotland international to be among the best in the league overnight, however continued trust in him from his coaches, team-mates and supporters will pay dividends.

The error he made in the 4-3 defeat to Ipswich Town incensed many, leaving him with first major challenge of the season to overcome.

However, he has only conceded one goal in three games since then and it was a ‘wonder goal’ as manager Neil Harris put it.

Had his critically important saves come with a clean sheet then it would have easily been his best performance of the season.

It still is one of them, mind, but blemished by the goal.

Questionable whether Ferguson is a reliable left back option at this level

The former Newcastle midfielder replaced James Meredith with roughly ten minutes to go, given instructions to provide energy and stability down a flank left disadvantaged because of O’Brien’s dismissal.

There was a small concern he would struggle to contain a wide forward and overlapping full back, but the times he was put under duress Ferguson simply looked lost.

Wolves could have gone 2-0 up had Shaun Hutchinson not arrived at one point to clear a through pass that looked destined for the back of the net.

It’s one outing in the space of ten minutes but Ferguson did not look comfortable at all.

Millwall still look as though they need a plan B

The Lions’ identity is clear-cut and Nuno Espírito will have explicitly outlined what his players would be going into ahead of the game yesterday.

Tough, aggressive, resilient and stubborn – some of the words to describe Millwall’s team personality.

That said, the same side with defensive fortitude remain a tame threat going forward.

Whether it’s a change in formation or approach, Harris’ men could use with an alternative approach when the game is for the taking or at risk of being lost.

When Wolves looked to have exhausted their options, Millwall did not appear to have a get-out plan and that could cost them points come the end of the season.

Jake Cooper will find it difficult to re-establish his starting 11 place

It would be difficult now to justify why either Shaun Hutchinson or Byron Webster should make way for a returning Jake Cooper.

The two centre halves’ styles of play are complimentary to one another at the moment, and disrupting because another player has returned from injury does not appear beneficial.

His confidence on the ball, defensive leadership and critical defensive blocks and clearances are what shape Millwall’s rearguard.

And the argument for Hutchinson is not quite convincing either as he appears very comfortable alongside Webster and full back James Meredith.