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"The aura around the club is brilliant," says Gregory

Read the striker's thoughts after Tuesday's 2-1 win...

22 February 2018

Millwall striker Lee Gregory has claimed that this Saturday's trip to Burton Albion is "just another game" as The Lions look to claim a fourth straight away win in the Sky Bet Championship.

Neil Harris' side face the relegation-threatened Brewers at the Pirelli Stadium this weekend, perhaps looking to avenge November's 1-0 defeat at The Den - the club's last at home - in which Albion beat 10-man Millwall with their only shot on target.

For Gregory, however, Saturday is strictly business.

"There's no motivation ahead of Saturday," he told millwallfc.co.uk. "It's just another game. We know what we have to do - we have to go there and get three points. The gaffer may be looking at the past and thinking about getting one over them, but we don't, we're just looking for the win."

Speaking following Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, in which the striker netted his eighth goal of the season, the 29-year-old explained how he thought The Lions were the better side throughout, as well as citing a change in luck behind his goalscoring form.

"We put them under pressure in the second-half, but, to be honest, I think we were the better team in the first-half as well.

"Their goal, which was a great strike, came at a bad time just before the break, but we came out for the second-half like the team we know we can be.

"The manager told us to keep doing what we were doing, pick up the tempo and ensure that our decision-making was a bit better and we'll win the game. The lads did great.

"I'm happy to score. I always back myself to score. At the start of the season, everything was going against me - the goalkeeper was pulling off a great save or the ball was just going wide, but now, thankfully, it's going my way."

The frontman also reserved praise for strike partner Steve Morison after his third goal of 2017/18 secured a first home win of the calendar year for Millwall.

"The manager knows how we [Lee and Morison] work. Some games it goes for us, some games it doesn't. If Moro isn't in the team or doesn't play well we struggle a bit, because we don't have him to get the ball into and around and we don't pick up as many second balls. He's a vital player for us."

Just one League defeat in 2018 has seen the club propel itself from the lower reaches of The Championship to a comfortable mid-table position - and a possible outside chance of a late-season assault on the top six.

"In the camp, we feel unbeatable. The aura around the club is brilliant - everyone gets on with each other. We're in our own little bubble at the minute, hopefully we can keep it going.

"You never know where we could end up if results keep going our way. Like last year, if we keep doing what we're doing, keep picking up results away from home and keep taking each game as it comes, we'll see where we're at."


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