Millwall striker Lee Gregory describes the feeling of his side as "gutted" but is adamant that the positives must be taken into next weekend’s match at Blackburn Rovers.
The striker scored the second of The Lions’ two first-half strikes and set up the opener for Aiden O’Brien, before Middlesbrough hit back twofold late on to take a share of the spoils at The Den.
“We’re absolutely gutted, to be honest,” Gregory said.
“At the end of the day we need to take our positives out of it, the lads were class for 87 minutes. We just need to keep taking that into the next games, it’s unfortunate about the result – just one of those things.
“I think we were cruising, we looked good and we looked strong against a team that are going to be pushing for the top two, so I’m guessing we are doing something right.”
The front man says he feels great on a personal level following the goal, and highlights the potential of the Millwall forward line this season.
“I feel really good, it’s nice to get a bit of luck, I feel that in some games last year that one could have come off the goalkeeper’s leg for a corner, so it was nice for it to drop to put it in an open net.
“We could possibly have [killed it off earlier], but I think 2-0 is a comfortable lead. Maybe we should take more of our chances but you’re not going to score every shot.
“But [as a strike force] we’ve proved it year in, year out, and with Jed [Wallace] now as well, he’s banging the goals in. We’re certainly something for a defence to think about, and we just have to keep it going.”