Millwall assistant boss Adam Barrett didn’t feel his side were overly troubled by Rovers but was relieved to see a late Joe Rankin-Costello strike flash just wide.

The Lions moved firmly in to the play-off mix as they backed up last weekend’s win at Hull with three points against Rovers.

Mason Bennett’s first half strike, his second goal since the re-start, was enough for Millwall to remain two points outside the play-off spots heading in to the final two games of the season.

Rovers dominated the ball, particularly in the second half, but for all their dominance of the ball, they struggled to create opportunities.

Adam Armstrong had efforts saved in both half, but the closest Rovers came was with the last kick of the match, only for Rankin-Costello’s volley going just wide of the far post.

"I think I was more hoping it wasn't going in. We defended really well, we were resolute and it was just that one little lapse of concentration at the end. Thankfully it didn't cost us,” Barrett said.

"But the lads defended very well. They had more possession than us but I can't remember Bart (Bialkowski) having too much to do.

"It's another clean sheet, our defensive record has been outstanding which gives you a base to build on."

Millwall had lost just three games at home all season prior to the lockdown, but had taken just one point from their three New Den fixtures prior to the visit of Rovers.

Indeed, they were without out a home win in seven, a statistic Barrett was delighted to put right against Rovers who went in to the game knowing that only a win would keep their faint play-off hopes alive.

"We're delighted with that, just to back up Saturday's performance and result as well," Barrett added.

"They're a difficult to team to come up against, they have talented players.

"We're delighted to get the three points to keep us in the hunt.

"It's a tense stage of the season, it's very difficult but that win keeps us in the mix.

"We knew the importance of the game, Blackburn came here and they needed to win the game as well. We're extremely pleased, and to get back-to-back wins builds a little bit of momentum.

"There are two games to go and we're in the mix, which is where we wanted to be."