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Gregory: “We’ve turned a corner now”

Striker reflects on Ipswich win, brace and clean sheet

29 October 2018

Lee Gregory believes Millwall have ‘turned a corner’ following his two goals in Saturday afternoon’s 3-0 victory over Ipswich Town at The Den, The Lions’ third consecutive home win.

The result lifts Neil Harris’ side four points clear of the Sky Bet Championship drop zone, with a London derby approaching next weekend against Brentford at Griffin Park.

“It was a great win – the boys were professional all game,” the striker says.

“We came up against a team who have had a bit of trouble recently, and we had to make sure it was a good team performance and a good win.

“I’ve said before that it’s the same as last year, with good performances but some results lacking, but now we’ve turned a corner and hopefully our first away win can come next week.”

Gregory’s brace takes him to seven goals in all competitions so far this season – and the 30-year-old is assured that he can continue his form – particularly in and around the six-yard area.

“I’m always confident with scoring. The boys kept finding me and luckily enough I managed to put it in.

“The gaffer has always said that he wants me to score more goals inside the six-yard box, so I need to keep switched on when the ball comes in, and hopefully I can nick a few more.”

The clean sheet was The Lions’ first at The Den in the Championship this season, with Gregory a significant part of the team’s improved defending with his tireless pressure in advanced areas.

“We look to defend from the front every week. It was a very professional performance – we were frustrated with conceding a freak goal on Tuesday night, so it’s good to get the clean sheet and keep progressing with it.”

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