Lee Gregory on his Millwall career – and his gratitude to Lions boss Neil Harris

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Lee Gregory reckons there are almost too many highlights to list from his Millwall career.

The 30-year-old has been the Lions’ top-scorer in the last three seasons but is set to move on with his Den deal due to expire at the end of June.

Gregory was signed from Halifax Town in the summer of 2014 in a £250,000 transfer.

He netted 18 times in their League One play-off winning campaign in 2016-17.

And the Sheffield man admits that beating Bradford City at Wembley to clinch the club’s return to the Championship was the best moment of his career.

“I don’t think I’ve got enough time [to list all his highlights],” said Gregory. “The highest point in my career was winning at Wembley. That will stay with me forever, no matter what happens in the summer.

“Millwall has played a massive part in my career, it’s been great. The highs, when they do come along, have been that good that they null out the lows.”

Gregory signed off as a Lions player with 13 goals in the campaign just completed.

He formed a fearsome front pairing with Steve Morison, particularly in League One and the club’s first season back in English football’s second tier.

“Credit goes out to the staff at Millwall,” said Gregory. “Since Neil [Harris] came in he has been great with me. He stuck with my through thick and thin. He’s been class.

“I’ve loved every minute of it. Whatever happens in the summer I am thankful to the lads and the staff.”

Harris has spoken about major changes to the Millwall squad this summer. But Gregory – if he had indicated a desire to stay – would not have been one of the players the Lions chief wanted to get out of the door.

Asked about the season, Gregory said: “We worked hard.

“It was never going to be as easy as last season – and that wasn’t easy either. We knew it was going to be hard and the lads just knuckled down and we got there in the end.

“It’s pleasing this summer to know that Millwall got over the line in the end.

“There was nothing to play for at Wigan – it was a going-through-the-motions game – but we achieved what we wanted to do this season. Our aim was to stay up and we have done that.”


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