Major blow: Prolific attacker ruled out of Leeds clash against Millwall
By Harry Sykes
Millwall striker Lee Gregory has been ruled out of his side’s Championship clash against Leeds United this weekend.
The Lions confirmed on their official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that their bid to overturn the red card Gregory received during their 2-2 draw against QPR on Tuesday night has failed.
The striker, 29, will serve a three-match ban for a tackle on Josh Scowen four minutes before the break in the Loftus Road clash.
— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) September 14, 2017
Gregory’s absence will be a major blow as he is the spearhead of their attack and has started all seven of their Championship matches this season.
The forward has an impressive record since joining Millwall from Halifax in the summer of 2014, with his 149 matches yielding 53 goals and 18 assists.
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Millwall manager Neil Harris expressed his anger at a decision that he claimed stunned “everyone in the ground”.
But the Londoners have failed in their bid to overturn it and must re-jig their strike force against table toppers Leeds, who have not conceded in their last six league matches.
In other Leeds United team news, the Yorkshire giants and Newcastle United have made rival bids to sign a defender and he has now agreed a deal.