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"Lee showed his character and determination," says Neil Harris

28 February 2017

Match-winner Gregory praised by the manager...

Neil Harris stated his delight as Lee Gregory notched his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Peterborough United at The Den.

The striker won and converted a penalty-kick in the 54th minute to secure a 16th match unbeaten for The Lions.

The victory lifts Millwall back into the Play-Off spots at the expense of Southend United.

"In a dressing room, you know your characters," said Harris. "We've got men, we've got leaders. Lee Gregory showed his character, his determination and his desire to win the penalty in the first place, but then showed his goalscoring mentality to put a disappointing weekend behind him.

"Anyone that was at Oldham on Saturday saw the reaction of the players towards Lee - we all backed him. He is capable of being the match-winner and he's been that for us plenty of times. I don't often single out individual players, but tonight, Lee Gregory deserves praise.

"He's been hugely reliable for us over my two years in charge. He's put the weekend to bed - that's gone. He's answered the question and become the match-winner, so I'm delighted."

At the other end, The Lions secured a ninth consecutive shut-out.

The manager proclaimed that the outstanding run is due to a team effort and not just the goalkeeper and defenders.

"We don't really talk about it. We don't rely on it - we're just consistent with what we do. Everyone knows their jobs. It doesn't matter what personnel I pick, we're still consistent in our group ethos, our work ethic and our reliability. We're also still creating chances in games.

"We want to keep the unbeaten run going, we want to keep the clean sheet record going. Eventually, someone is going to score past us and someone is going to beat us.

"But, at the moment, we're enjoying the run and playing with real confidence."

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