Date: 1st March 2017 at 10:04pm
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Striker Lee Gregory has hailed the fans and his colleagues following victory over Peterborough United on Tuesday evening.

With double disappointment at Boundary Park at the weekend from the penalty spot, Gregory knew that stepping up to take the kick from 12 yards against Peterborough was a key moment and he couldn’t have been more pleased to see it nestle in the back of the net to return all three points in the one nil victory.

Speaking to the official site in his own post game press conference, Gregory was thrilled with his standing ovation on the day as he was replaced by Calum Butcher late on, and he was pleased to finish the penalty having run half the pitch to win it.

‘The gaffer phoned me on Sunday and asked if I wanted the next penalty. I said ‘yes, 100%.’ I made two mistakes on Saturday that cost us. I owed the players that performance and thankfully the spot-kick went in as well.’

With fans chanting his name at the final whistle against Oldham, and continuing their support of him at The Den, Gregory also had praise for their backing off him.

‘I was disappointed in letting the lads down more than anything. But the support I’ve had since Saturday has been brilliant. The manager, the fans, the chairman – everyone has been brilliant.’

Asked about the penalty itself, he went on to say.

‘I knew where I was going to go. I knew which corner I’d choose. If the goalkeeper saved it, he saved it, but thankfully he didn’t. I can’t say what I was thinking when I saw the goalkeeper dive the same way! I knew if I hit it hard and low, it would go in – thankfully it did.’

With Millwall now 16 games unbeaten, back in the Play Off spots and with nine straight clean sheets behind us, Gregory knows it’s about maintaining this form for as long as we can as we go into the final games of the season.

‘Everyone – Tony Craig, Shaun Cummings, Byron Webster, Jake Cooper, Shaun Hutchinson, Mahlon Romeo, Jordan Archer and Tom King – deserves credit. We know we can defend and if we score, we’re going to win the game. Saturday is a massive game. The results on Tuesday night went our way, so if we can get three points against MK Dons, we’re flying.’

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