Millwall held their nerve to beat Preston 2-0 and take a step closer to the Championship playoffs.

Goals from Tom Bradshaw and Zian Flemming, who now have 15 and 14 Championship goals respectively, secured all three points and ended a winless and goalless run of four games.

Despite having only 38% possession and two shots on target, Millwall manager Gary Rowett praised his team for finding a way to come out on top in a must-win game in the playoff race.

He said: "Maybe we are actually better when we don't play well."

Rowett spoke about the edginess of the win, a feeling which was also felt by Zian Flemming, who got an assist as well as a goal this afternoon.

"When I woke up, I did feel like it was a special day and just got me a bit more excited than usual because these are the days where it's all about and you have to make a difference," he admitted.

Before adding on the need for a few more big results: "Let's get them asap."

As for Preston, who endured a tough trip to London, their manager Ryan Lowe maintained the goal is a top-half finish despite being disappointed with the perfomance of his team. 

He conceded: "To stay in the playoff race, you have to win most games."

On fatigue, he said: "[His players] shouldn't be tired with four games to go."