LEE Gregory could be in line to start next Sunday’s first-leg play-off semi-final at Bradford after showing no ill-effects following his return to competitive action at Gillingham last weekend.
Gregory hadn’t played since going off at half-time against Fleetwood on April 19, but came off the bench to score the winner at Priestfield.
With Aiden O’Brien grabbing his 13th goal of the season last Sunday, Lions boss Neil Harris has a tough decision to make this weekend. Gregory replaced O'Brien against the Gills in the 75th minute, and the substitution had been pre-planned.
“Lee was brilliant, he was great,” Harris said. “No matter what the scoreline was the idea was to bring him on.
“Aiden had played really well and worked his socks off in that position so it was a natural change. We always intended to give Gregs 20 or 30 minutes just to ease him back in.
“That will set him in good stead in training this week and he’ll be ready for the weekend if called upon.”
Harris also explained the nature of the injury that required a 45-minute surgical procedure on April 21.
Harris said: “His stomach wall had a small strain in there so it was like a version of a hernia.”