Millwall can make a push for a play-off place according to manager Gary Rowett after Shaun Hutchinson's late header earned them a 1-0 win at Preston.

The 29-year-old nodded home with 12 minutes to go to hand Preston a first league defeat of 2020 and bring Millwall back to within four points of their opponents in the final play-off spot.

Rowett, who replaced Neil Harris back in October, believes Millwall have it in them to go on a run and challenge for a top-six finish.

He said: "I am pleased with the performance of the team, aside from the first 15 minutes or so, where we did not get started.

"I thought we played really well overall, I was happy with goal-scoring opportunities we created, and we worked really hard to limit Preston to very few chances to score.

"I know there were a few calls for offside against Hutchinson for his goal, but we have just watched it back and I do not think there is a case there.

"We have come through a very tough run of games in the last while and if we can keep this form going then I think we can stay within a shout of the play-offs at the end of the season.

"The fans have been absolutely fantastic, they have been great since I arrived here, and that has played is a big role here.

"We know that it will be difficult in the games to come, but I am confident that if we can keep up this form then we will be in with a shout."