Lions thrive under pressure according to Millwall’s Ben Thompson.

Sitting two places and one point above Rotherham in the Championship relegation zone after Saturday’s 2-0 win over West Brom, the pressure on each game is still huge, but the midfielder wouldn’t have it any other way.

With as many as six teams realistically in the dog-fight for survival, Thompson is adamant the pressure brings the best out of Neil Harris' men.

“When we are on the back foot, the underdogs, I think that’s when a Millwall team shines and we play well,” he said.

“Relegation – it is something we speak about, we know what’s at stake and the importance of staying up, it’s massive.

“In a way I think it’s good that Rotherham won as well, because we are still under pressure, so we’ll be grinding every game and giving it all.

“We definitely play better under pressure, every Millwall team has.”

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The Hoops on Wednesday

QPR sit four points above Millwall having played a game more, and on the back of a 4-0 defeat at league leaders Norwich, Thompson knows victory over them at The Den on Wednesday night would bring them right into the mix.

“There’s no reason we can’t go and beat them and drag them right into it.

“Once you get dragged into it, you lose momentum, confidence, they might feel under pressure more than us.

“But we need to just carry on what we are doing in the last four games because we’ve been outstanding.”

With four of their remaining seven fixtures at The Den, Thompson knows the importance the home advantage gives his side.

“It’s massive, this Den is a fortress.

“Teams come here and don’t fancy it.

“I’ve spoken to players who’ve come here and dreaded it.

“We’ve got to make sure we make it as uncomfortable as possible for other teams.”

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