Millwall midfielder George Saville says it would be an amazing feat if the club can finish in the play-offs.

Saville opened the scoring against Brentford on Saturday as the Lions won for the seventh time in their last 11 Championship games and remain six points off the top-six.

Millwall can cut that gap to three points if they match a new club record of six consecutive away league victories with a win at Barnsley.

Saville said: “It would be a great achievement. We are all in the same boat, we all want to achieve good things for this football club. We are in a great position. Barnsley away will be tough, but there’s no reason why we can’t do it.

“Because it’s Millwall Football Club. We came up from League One and everyone wrote us off at the start of the season and thought we were going to go straight back down.

“We’ve just shown how far we’ve come. The guys have recruited well, and especially in January we brought in players to bolster the squad. They’ve been great signings on and off the field. As a club we’ve got a great togetherness now right through the whole squad.”

The Northern Ireland international scored the only goal of the game after just 51 seconds and said it was nice to get one over the club he spent the 2013/2014 on-loan at.

Saville’s early strike was his ninth goal of his most prolific season and his first at The Den for seven games, since netting against Middlesbrough on 16 December.

It was also the second time in the space of five days that the 24-year-old has scored in the 51st second after his goal against Hull City on Tuesday.

Saville said: “We caught them cold a little bit, obviously they play attractive football, but we pressed high. They take risks and Jed [Wallace] did well to read the situation. I took over from there and slotted it in.”

“I was at Brentford for a year, the promotion season. I have fond memories of it and had a fantastic time there. But I’m a Millwall player now. I’ve been back to Griffin Park three or four times and been given stick, that’s just part of football.

“To get one over on them was great for me, but more importantly for Millwall to get three points.

“You always set yourself targets, individually and as a team. I wanted eight goals from midfield by the end of the season, that would have been a good season for me. I want to try and get a few more, I’m not going to stop now.”