SCOTT Malone says Millwall can take a huge step towards Championship safety with a win over Doncaster tomorrow.
Malone hailed the Lions' 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough yesterday before turning his attention to the visit of fellow strugglers Rovers to The Den on Easter Monday.
Stefan Maierhofer's first-half brace at the Riverside Stadium set Ian Holloway's side on their way to a deserved three points and saw Millwall climb out of the relegation zone.
The Lions now return to home soil, where they are winless in eight matches, looking to put further distance between themselves and the bottom three.
Malone said: "We needed a minimum of four points from these two games so it is a massive win for us.
"We've gone above Charlton and Blackpool in the table and now we are level on points now with Doncaster and Birmingham, so it's looking good for us.
"The results that went our way on Friday wouldn't have mattered if we'd lost yesterday – the main focus was keeping our shape and doing what we did against Forest and Wigan.
"We knew we could do the business away from home, so we went into the Boro game with confidence and believing we could win it.
"Playing away is a totally different game. At The Den, teams sit off us and our defensive shape without the ball goes out the window a little bit.
"You'd like it the other way around, where you win at home and draw away, but at this stage of the season it doesn't really matter where the points come.
"Now we have to produce this kind of performance at The Den."
Maierhofer picked the perfect time to open his account for the Lions, heading home two teasing crosses from Lee Martin.
"We are all really pleased for Stefan," Malone said. "I wouldn't say he's missed a couple of chances – they haven't been open goals – but it's nice for him to get two.
"He and Steve Morison bring a big presence to the team and we're benefiting from that
"Another win would tee us up nicely for the last two games. If we do beat Doncaster, I think we'd be safe with one more point, maybe three."