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Lee Gregory: Goals have given me real confidence

20 October 2014

Lions striker starting to feel very much at home

Lions striker Lee Gregory grabbed his second goal in three games to kick-start Millwall's remarkable revival against Wolves at the weekend - and now he has his eyes on adding more to his tally at Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night.

Lee, 25, a summer signing from FC Halifax Town, has patiently bided his time and when the opportunity came to make his first Championship home start against Birmingham City came along, he grabbed it with his first goal.

A 0-0 draw at Derby was followed by Lee's third senior start and second goal goal - a clinical finish from 14 yards - in Saturday's amazing 3-3 draw with Wolves.

"Every goal I score on a personal level means a lot to me, but especially on Saturday as we've not really had a fightback so far this year," he said.

"It said a lot about us as a group to come back from 3-0 down, and I was glad that we kicked on from my goal and got another two.

"I had a couple of half chances before I scored, but that one finally bounced right for me and the keeper dived left a bit early, which made my mind up for me."

Whilst Lee's 67th-minute goal brought The Lions back into the game at 3-1, he was quick to acknowledge the contribution made by sub Ricardo Fuller.

"He's a strong guy and he always wins his headers, which I know he is going to, and that takes a lot of pressure off me because I can run off him, instead of going for the challenge.

"Ric usually makes a massive impact, especially when he comes on in games like that when the back four are quite strong and win the aerial battles."

It remains to be seen whether manager Ian Holloway will start with one up front at Wigan or the front pairing of Lee and Ric that proved so productive at the weekend, but one thing is sure - the young forward is confident that there are plenty more goals to come from him.

"I was lucky to get my first goal of the season in such a short period of time because I was expecting to wait a little longer, so I surprised myself," added Lee.

"That settled me a lot and I feel so much more confident now. I feel part of the team and that I do deserve to be there."

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