Millwall forward Fred Onyedinma wants to break into the top half of the Championship.

The Lions moved to within three points of 12th-placed Ipswich after beating Birmingham 1-0 on Saturday.

Onyedinma came off the bench to score the winner at St Andrew’s to earn the Lions their third consecutive league win away from home.

His late strike was his first league goal in over a year and the 21-year-old was delighted to have contributed to the victory.

Onyedinma said: “I have been working hard. I haven’t played as much as I would have wanted too but I have been putting my head down and luckily, I got the goal to win the game, so I am happy with that.

“My first shot was quite clean, the goal was a bit of a scuff, but you take it.

“This was my first [Championship] league goal as well. I am happy in that sense that it won us the game.”

Onyedinma’s introduction in the Midlands gave Millwall some much-needed energy and it took him just 11 minutes to make an impact.

He latched onto Shaun Hutchinson’s pass and after beating Marc Roberts to the ball he cut inside and fired past David Stockdale at the second time of asking in front of the 1,100-plus travelling Lions fans.

He said: “I was running off to the other end, but quickly realised and went to the [away] end, so it was really good.

“It is nice to come to nice stadiums and play big teams and that we can show that we can match them, if not be better than them. It is better than League One, I will tell you that for sure.

“We have been doing really well, so I think we just need to keep going and hopefully we can avoid relegation and keep pushing on. We have to just take each game as it comes and hopefully we keep going and who knows where we could go.

“You know football, you know how it is, anything can happen. We just have to remain at a certain level. Don’t get too high, or too low, just keep going. Who knows where we could end up.

 “Hopefully we can get to the top half of the table and keep pushing from there.”