LIONS boss Gary Rowett was delighted that players continue to triumph against adversity as they kept their fine run of form going with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.

An early muscle strain for forward Mason Bennett meant the Lions had to struggle on without eight injured players against their play-off chasing opponents.

That they claimed their fourth win in a row was down to Jake Cooper continuing his remarkable record against the visitors, with his second-half header being the centre-back’s fifth goal in his last seven appearances against them.

Cooper’s latest strike against the Blades was the first time they had conceded in around nine hours of football, while it also lifted Millwall, walking wounded and all, to within five points of the top six.

Rowett, who is enjoying his best run as Lions boss, said: “To win four on the spin is a brilliant achievement for the players, especially in the scenario that we’re in, with players going down injured in every single game.

“It’s quite phenomenal, really, to play a team like Sheffield United, after Wednesday night’s exertions [at Derby].

“They obviously had the luxury of making three strong changes to their team – they can bring very strong players on and we’re in a position, at the moment, where we’ve almost got to keep grinding it out.

“We started with a nice spark about us in the second half, scored the goal, a brilliant goal: good run from Danny [McNamara], great little ball in by Jed [Wallace] and Coops certainly enjoys playing against Sheffield United.

“He scored a 25-yarder earlier in the season to win us the game and today scores us a towering header.”

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