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Millwall boss Harris heaps praise on four-goal striker Gregory

11 November 2015

Chopper hails the 27-year-old for his performance against Plymouth

Millwall manager Neil Harris heaped praise on Lee Gregory after the forward netted four goals and set up another in Tuesday night's pulsating 5-3 win away to Plymouth Argyle.

The 27-year-old put on a devastating display of finishing at Home Park to become the first Millwall player since Teddy Sheringham in 1991 to score four goals in one game.

Aiden O'Brien's late strike - after a fine pass from Gregory - ensured a comfortable ending to the game for Millwall, who will find out their Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Semi-Final opponents when the draw is made on Saturday.

"Lee Gregory was a fine example to any senior or young pro on how to play as a number nine in the modern day, playing off the shoulder and making threatening runs," Harris said.

"His performance was great and it wasn't just the goals he scored - it was his all-round game. His decision making with and without the ball, and the assist - putting the ball in behind the defence for Aiden O'Brien - was brilliant.

"I thought Steve Morison was outstanding and he is disappointed that he has not added to his goal tally for the season.

"Overall it was a brilliant Cup tie. Our attacking play was different class and on another day we could have scored seven or eight, and that was against a really good side in Plymouth.

"I'm disappointed that we let three goals in, as I would be in the League, but all that matters was getting through for the draw on Saturday.

"It is a win and a performance which continues our good little run of form and our challenge now is to continue that.

"We're not a team or a squad at the moment where you want to lose your position. You want to keep that shirt because we've got a winning mentality at the moment."

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