Millwall defender Mahlo Romeo said that the whole team was delighted for captain Steve Morison after he scored his first goal of the season against Queens Park Rangers at the Den.

His winner on 55 minutes was his first goal since the play-off final in May and it gave the Lions their seventh home victory of the campaign, moving them up to 15th in the Championship table.

Morison went 24 league games without a goal since he netted against Bradford City, but he picked the perfect moment to end his drought against Ian Holloway's QPR on Friday.

Romeo told News Shopper: “It was a very good win. It’s always good to get three points. I think it was a special one today against a rival, so it was a very good win.

"To get three points and a clean sheet is all we need and beating a rival makes it a little bit sweeter.

“Everyone was congratulating him [Morison], everyone is really happy for him. He has worked for it and definitely earned it. His performances this season have been really good, so he deserves it.

“Having that type of player in the squad with his experience and his work rate is a big boost to the team, so I am happy for him. We were all buzzing.”

Despite their remarkable form at the Den, the 22-year-old full back has challenged his side to go and get their first away win of the season against Norwich City on Monday.

The Lions have picked up impressive draws away to Aston Villa and Cardiff City in recent months, but he is hoping the team can go one better on New Year’s Day.

He added: “The manager was saying that there is no better way than to go into it [Norwich] than ending the calendar year with a win. We are confident and up for it. We have just got to keep doing what we are doing.

“I think even the performances that we have had away, we have done well. Although we haven’t got the points, we have done well.

"Maybe the luck just wasn’t there, so I think if we just stick at it, well have that away win in no time.”