Harris "buzzing" with movement of Millwall striker Gregory

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INTERIM Millwall manager Neil Harris was thrilled with Lee Gregory's performance at Bolton – and will start him up front against Brighton tonight.

Gregory, who is the Lions' top scorer in the Championship this season, missed a big chance during the 2-0 defeat but Harris was delighted with the striker's overall display.

Both Gregory and Aiden O'Brien were thwarted by goalkeeper Ben Amos after being put through on goal in the second half.

Harris, though, was very pleased with the duo.

"There was so much good play and so many positives on Saturday," he said.

"We needed a little more quality in the final third but it's important that players who play well get the opportunity to do well again.

"Lee's movement was scary and that didn't go unnoticed by everybody in the ground, including Neil Lennon.

"He did everything right for that chance – he could've gone down and won a penalty but he stayed on his feet like a good centre forward and tried to score.

"Everything was good except for the ball going in the net but I'm buzzing with Lee.

"Aiden was fantastic for the whole game, in and out of possession.

"He was gutted when he came off because he understood the difference between first team football and playing for the U21s.

"Normally he goes through and slides it into the net and that's the difference.

"But unless youngsters are given those opportunities to find that out for themselves, then they're never going to know."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

21 thoughts on “Harris "buzzing" with movement of Millwall striker Gregory

  • March 17, 2015 at 11:01
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    Can't really blame Gregory for missing that chance, he was under a lot of pressure.

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    • March 17, 2015 at 11:33
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      @LionMan: Can't blame him for missing? you winding me up?....he's a fcuking centre forward, if a centre forward gets a yard on a defender in and around the box in this league with just the keeper to beat, he has to score

      Our fans make me laugh......so fickle. O'Brien and Gregory should both have scored Saturday, fact. They didn't so we lost. Under Harris it appears that that's okay to most but under Holloway it wasn't and was his fault?

      Had we taken a third of the chances we'd created under Holloway would we be in the position we are?

      Not sticking up for Ollie, he fell short of the task but not sure what the difference is?

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      • March 17, 2015 at 12:38
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        @Tel: I couldn't agree more....... Formation has caused a lot of the problems as well, but you absolutely right!!

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        • March 17, 2015 at 15:54
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          @millwall777: holloway f***** eveything up and harris has get picked up a pile of s*** so get off his back

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          • March 17, 2015 at 16:56
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            @kyran_nicholl07: read it back they should of scored, end of!!! I'm behind Harris all the way.... playing one up front as fx@d things up! Result tonight will be good!

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      • March 17, 2015 at 17:38
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        @Tel: it wasn't holloway, it wasn't lomas and it wasn't jackett it was the players who gave up because they now believe they are not good enough for the championship

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  • March 17, 2015 at 11:12
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    Can't blame Gregory for his lack of confidence. If he'd been given a strike partner up front he'd have a lot more goals to his name. Problem is-Who do you play him with? Tonight, I'm going with Taylor-Fletcher again. As for the other forwards ie: Hoff and Fuller please p*** off.

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  • March 17, 2015 at 11:26
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    Its all very well, but would like to hear what Neil intends to do about our woeful defence, they conced goals too easily and the marking is just not good enough. Hope for better tonight. One positive is that Dunne cannot play.

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    • March 17, 2015 at 12:04
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      @Peckhamlad: I hope we never see Dunne again, but he's bomber's mate so I doubt that's his last game. I am sure bomber is trying to gee the guys up, but I do hope he's giving them pelters for defending like that.

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  • March 17, 2015 at 11:52
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    I'm agreeing a lot of what tel is saying Gregory is /has missed far to many good scoring opportunities like almost every game O'brien doing the same on the few games he's played in , strikers score goals ours don't let alone two bob defending and school boy goalkeeping hence division 1 we all still keep the faith in Millwall and Harris good luck against Brighton

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  • March 17, 2015 at 12:09
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    Don't care about his movement he can stand on the centre circle as long as he can kick the ball into the back of the net I thought that was the idea of Football it's quite simple score more goals than your opponents

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  • March 17, 2015 at 12:24
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    Are we all forgetting what happened to bomber?! He is Gregory! It took Harris some time too settle then he became out top goal scorer, greggs has been given so much negativity no wonder why he is failing, you have to be patient, and he will become the next Neil Harris!

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  • March 17, 2015 at 13:12
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    Don't understand why people ripping into the young one's and Harris the clown gone he did this to us we just all got to back the boys to the end off the season and start again not the first time millwall have had to do it

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  • March 17, 2015 at 13:19
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    as long as he gets 25 goals next year

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  • March 17, 2015 at 13:31
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    At the moment we cant afford to have greg playing up front he is missing too many chances in the 6yard box how many will it take for him to score

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  • March 17, 2015 at 17:44
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    We need to play Greg he will be our main man up front next year we are all but gone if tonight's match goes down the pan will find his way next year whatever division we are in come on wall let's get a good win at last at the den mickie w

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  • March 17, 2015 at 17:57
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    Gregory and O Brien this is it.....HIT THE ONION BAG.....potential blah blah....SCORE IN EVERY GAME LEFT THIS SEASON....you CAN be heroes.....do it for youselves for the supporters and Millwall FC....

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