A solid point away at Cardiff City on Saturday means the Lions are now closer to the top six than they are the bottom three.

After back-to-back defeats to Barnsley and Brentford, the doom merchants may have been questioning the strength in depth of Neil Harris’ squad. Fast forward two weeks and a win over Birmingham City plus the latest point in south Wales has given us a seven-point cushion from the relegation zone.

I don’t think it’s time to hang out the survival bunting just yet, but the last two results highlight our resilience and fighting spirit.

That said, it would be nice to get a first win on the road. Performances for the most part have been encouraging and, but for some composure in front of goal and a little bit of luck, we could have had a few more points on the board.

Without putting the mockers on it, I think the next two away fixtures, starting tonight at Sheffield Wednesday, could be the perfect opportunity to grab that first win.

Wednesday, many people’s choice for a play-off spot or even the top two, have had an indifferent start to the season and currently lie a place below the Lions, albeit on goal difference.

Owls manager Carlos Carvalhal has come in for some stick from the Hillsborough faithful and another defeat to the minnows from South London could be his final act in charge.

Defeat to Millwall has been the straw that broke many a camels’ back in seasons gone by so it would be rude of us not to give the Portuguese boss an appropriate send off.

If, as I fear, this prediction goes badly wrong, the week after the international break gives us another chance to snap that away-day duck with a visit to Sunderland. The Black Cats haven’t won at the Stadium of Light since December 2016 and on current form that doesn’t look like changing any time soon. Simon Grayson’s decision to leave Preston in the summer hasn’t paid off and is another manager surely destined to collect his P45 sooner rather than later.

However, should the away form continue in the same vein, it’s imperative we pick up points at the Den, starting this weekend against Burton Albion.

The Brewers have had a tough time of it already this season and look set for a struggle to stay in the division.

A win will keep us at arm’s length of the trap door and three points closer to the promised land of mid-table mediocrity. You’ve got to dream the dream, haven’t you?