Harris: 'No doubting' Gregory will stay at Millwall

NEIL Harris has insisted there is “no doubting” Lee Gregory will be with the club next season – despite less than six months left in his current deal.

Gregory, 29, last signed a new contract in September 2016, but it includes an option of a further twelve months.

Former Mansfield striker Gregory, who was signed from Halifax by Ian Holloway in the summer of 2014, has become a key figure under Harris and is a fan favourite at The Den.

He has scored 48 goals in 140 league games for the club, and is crucial to the style of play Harris has implemented.

Talks are set to take place over his future, when the Lions could exercise the option or agree a longer-term deal.

“Lee Gregory is one of those players who has got an extension in his contract,” Harris confirmed. “Lee’s form has been excellent and he could easily have doubled, tripled the number of goals he’s got this season.

“Lee’s future lies with Millwall next season, there is no doubting that. It’s just when we get around to sitting down with him and exercising that option.

“Lee is not knocking on my door and I’m not bringing Lee into my office to discuss next year. The option is there for us to take up.

“He’s a quality player, I love working with him. He’s a natural goal-scorer but has been really unfortunate in front of goal this year.

“But his performances have shown everyone his quality. The fans are singing his name two or three times a game and that’s because of his work-rate. He’s a team player, which is the biggest thing, but he’s a goal-scorer and wants to play games.”

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John Kelly