Lee Gregory says Millwall not looking at JPT Wembley date

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LEE Gregory scored his second hat-trick since Neil Harris took charge of Millwall – but he insists the Lions are not thinking about a return to Wembley Stadium.

On Tuesday night Gregory added another treble to the one he got in the 3-3 Championship draw with Derby at The Den last April after Harris had been handed the task of rebuilding the club.

And he was claiming a fourth goal after there was some confusion as to who got the final touch on the ball when Millwall went 2-1 up just before the break against Plymouth at Home Park.

But Millwall now have an area semi-final to look forward to, and Gregory stressed thoughts won’t stray beyond that fixture.

“We’re not really looking at Wembley at the minute,” he said. “We’re just taking it one game at a time. We have a break now but then we go into Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday so we’ve got to regroup for that and concentrate on the next home game.”

Gregory was unplayable at times against the Pilgrims, opening the scoring when he headed Shaun Williams’ cross to the back of the net in the 21st minute.

“As soon as Shaun Williams was on his (weaker) right foot I knew it was going to be a bit shorter so I just tried to get in front of my man and I got the flick and thankfully got it over the keeper.

“When your luck’s in it’s in and it seemed to go my way (Tuesday) night.

“It was very open, very end-to-end stuff. We knew when we went 3-1 up they were going to push and push so there would be space for us up top.

“There was a lot of running for us to do but it was a great game to be involved in and it was great to get the win.

“It was a good team performance. We killed them off and got the win to go through to the next round.”

Harris was thrilled with Gregory’s performance and Millwall’s record scorer revealed he works closely with his strikers on and off the pitch.

He explained: “I might have a little bit of knowledge of that! I tend to work with the strikers and it’s not always on the training pitch, sometimes it’s video work or just talking to them.

“They’re good pros, good lads, and they want to learn.

“Even Steve Morison still wants to learn, wants to talk to me about things and learn and when you’ve got that honesty and that hunger and desire it’s great for a coach.”

John Kelly