Neil Harris says Lee Gregory was "devastated" after seeing red in Millwall’s draw with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Gregory was dismissed for a tackle on Josh Scowen and Harris described the challenge as a ’50-50’.

The Millwall boss has said the club will appeal and, if unsuccessful, Gregory will miss the Lions' next three games which include Saturday’s clash with Leeds United at the Den.

Harris said: “He [Gregory] was absolutely gutted, he feels really aggrieved. He is not that sort of player. He doesn’t’ make tackles, let alone malicious ones. Him, along with Steve Morison and Shane Ferguson could not believe it.

"Everyone in the vicinity other than the referee thought it was either a foul, yellow card at very most, if not just a 50-50.

“There was a tackle on George [Saville] and a tackle by Ryan Tunnicliffe in the second-half. 

If one is a red, then three are reds.

"I am not trying to drop my own player in it, but you must be consistent.”

Despite the red card, Millwall did double their lead just after the break, but inevitably, Gregory’s dismissal was the catalyst to QPR’s late comeback.

Harris continued: “Roger [East] was honest to speak to me afterwards, he said from his angle he thought it was high on the ankle.

"But Lee has a gash about four centrepieces long and a centimetre deep in his ankle, so it can’t go both ways.

"I think to be a red card in the modern game it has got to be malicious.”