Neil Harris believes Millwall’s final two home games against Stoke City and Bristol City could define their season as they battle to avoid relegation.

Despite suffering defeat at Aston Villa, the Lions remain three points above the drop zone thanks to Rotherham United’s defeat to Birmingham City.

Harris will want his team to be more clinical in front of goal for the two games, though, as only one of Millwall’s 13 attempts against Villa was on target.

Speaking after the game, he said: “I think when we arranged the Bristol City game, from the FA Cup run, I thought that three or four days might be pivotal in our season and that’s going to show.

“We have to sit back now on tenterhooks to wait for results elsewhere, but those two home games [against Stoke and Bristol] can certainly define our season and The Den needs to be the fortress that it is.

“We have to make sure that we’re at it as a team, the fans come and get behind us and we pull together and we really put in strong performances.”

Millwall have the Championship’s early kick-off against Stoke City this weekend before they host playoff-chasing Bristol City on the following Tuesday.

The Lions do have the upper hand over Rotherham, who travel to West Bromwich Albion this Saturday, with a game in hand.

If they beat Stoke and Rotherham lose then that should all but guarantee their Championship survival.