George Saville only sees Millwall moving forward in the future – and has praised Neil Harris for the job he’s done.

The Lions have all but secured their Championship status and could even make a late push for the play-offs.

This has been achieved in their first season back in England’s second tier, and Saville has played his part by chipping in with eight goals.

The Northern Ireland midfielder told News Shopper: “We’ve definitely surprised a few people - we were written off at the start of the season which is great for us to be able to look at the punters and show how far we’ve come.

“There’s no doubt we have overachieved, we knew we were a good team coming into the season and we’ve proved it.

“Everyone involved, the manager and everyone higher up than him, they’ve all done a fantastic job over the last few years.

“There’s real stability at the club now and the last two years have been play-off final, play-off final and promotion and now it’s a good first year back in the Championship. The club is in good hands and I can only see it going forward.

“I’m not sure what other people think but I’m not looking down, I’m looking up and seeing what’s above us and seeing if we can climb a few more places. I think we’re safe.”

Saville is the club’s joint-top scorer with Lee Gregory.

The 24-year-old joined the Lions from Wolves on a permanent deal last summer following two loan spells at the Den.

Saville struggled for game time at Molineux during his three-year spell, and Millwall have given him an opportunity to play week in, week out. Despite starting every league game under Harris this season, he knows his place is under threat.

The former Chelsea trainee added: “The gaffer has been fantastic with me. He took me on loan when I wasn’t getting the game time at Wolves. He has shown real interest in me and I love working for him.

“It was stop-start for me at Wolves. There are a lot of players who haven’t been given the chance they need. So I’m thankful I was able to come here and the manager has put his faith in me.

“You’ve got Ryan Tunnicliffe and Ben Thompson here, they are good players, so your position is always under threat.

“You need to perform well when you’re picked. The manager has put his trust in me and it’s been a good season so far. Hopefully I can play the remaining games and see what happens.”