Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson believes his side will survive in the npower Championship if they can replicate the performance that saw them win 5-1 at Millwall.

A brace from Lee Tomlin, as well as goals from Tommy Rowe, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and George Boyd, sealed an emphatic win for Posh against FA Cup quarter-finalists Millwall, who had equalised through James Henry and had Shane Lowry sent off in the second half.

The win lifts Peterborough off the foot of the table and Ferguson reckons the performance is a blueprint to ensure his side can remain in the Championship come the end of the season.

"We are on a decent run at the moment," he said. "We have got a lot of games (coming up), eight games in 25 days, and that is one of them out of the way.

"If we can play like that and defend as well as that I think we will be okay, I really do. I'm fully prepared, and I've told the players this, that I think it will go down to the last game. We are fully prepared for it and will meet it head-on.

"We will enjoy the challenge. We won't fail for commitment or mental approach to it and we will se where it takes us, if we have a performance like this and have that consistently you have got to have a right chance."

Millwall boss Kenny Jackett refused to blame the Lions' FA Cup run on their slip in league form.

Jackett's side have now failed to win in the Championship since New Year's Day but he does not believe there is a link between reaching the final eight of the FA Cup and dropping into the bottom half of the table.

"We had an awful lot of the ball right the way through the game and didn't do enough with it," he said. "(We had) no cutting edge up front I didn't think and in terms of our defending we didn't have the awareness and Peterborough were capable of breaking from the first minute.

"We've lost five games on the trot now in our division and it seems to have run alongside a very good cup run. I don't think the two are connected, I just don't think that we had enough here to be honest."