Neil Harris has heaped praise on in-form striker Lee Gregory.

Gregory has netted in three of his last four league games, which has helped move the Lions 11 points clear of the drop zone.

It is an impressive turnaround for the former Halifax man, who was criticised by some Millwall fans for not being clinical enough in front of goal at the start of the season. 

Den boss Harris told News Shopper: “Even now there will be people questioning what we do, the players, myself, that’s the reality of the job.

“His [Gregory’s] performances are no better today than they were six months ago.

“He’s been continuous in what he’s done as an individual and as a team player. He’s added that little potent extra bit to his game.”

Gregory’s strike partner Steve Morison has been in fine form since the turn of the year. He has had a hand in seven league and cup goals, scoring once and assisting six.

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And young forward Fred Onyedinma has also showed signs of quality after starring in Millwall’s 2-0 win at Reading.

Harris added: “With Lee Gregory, it’s the same as Steve Morison, goals might be temporary at times but class is permanent.

“They're strikers that people like Tom Elliott and Fred Onyedinma have got to strive to. And then we've brought Tim [Cahill] in as well, who’s one of the best finishers I’ve ever worked with.

“Greggers’ form has been outstanding, the fans sing his name when he goes three, four or five games without a goal because they see his work ethic and his link-up play.

“I’ve got two centre-forwards [Gregory and Morison] who put the team first and their own goals second. That’s what being a Millwall player is all about.”