Millwall closing in on club record for consecutive away wins

By Richard Cawley

Millwall are just two away wins from equalling their club record for successive victories on the road.

The Lions defeated Burton Albion 1-0 on Saturday to make it four straight successes on the road in the Championship and move within six points of the play-offs.

The South Londoners won six in a row in the 2008-09 campaign in League One between February and March.

Drawing level with that would need Neil Harris’ side to take maximum points at Hull City on Tuesday and at Barnsley on March 17. That would allow them to set a new record at Ipswich Town on Easter Monday.

“We weren’t at our best at Burton in terms of the standards we have set recently with the ball,” said Harris. “And without the ball we probably got away with a couple of little things. That’s uncharacteristic of us, but we deserve a little bit of fortune.

“It was an extremely difficult place to play at the weekend because the pitch was horrendous and it was very, very windy. It was a very tight pitch and that made it hard to pass the ball. I don’t think either side made more than five or six passes. But again we stood strong and found a way to win.

“It was competitive, it wasn’t pretty. The players had discipline and we got the clean sheet. Once we got the goal it was all hands to the pump to defend and get the three points.

“There is always the chance they can come back but I never felt under pressure at any stage.”

Millwall’s match at Barnsley has been moved to a 1pm kick-off.

The Lions had been told by South Yorkshire Police that their fixtures at Oakwell and Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane on April 14 could both be brought forward.

“The club remains in conversation with South Yorkshire Police regarding the Lions’ game at Sheffield United and will update supporters once a decision has been reached,” added Millwall in a statement.