Millwall top scorer Gregory praises Wallace impact

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MILLWALL’s top scorer Lee Gregory has hailed the impact Jed Wallace has made in the three games he’s played since his loan move from Wolves.

Wallace supplied the deep cross from the right wing against Port Vale that Gregory finished past Jak Alnwick for his 12th goal of the season for the Lions.

Gregory scored his 13th from the penalty spot as Millwall made it two league wins in a row.

The 27-year-old centre-forward says because of his style of play, Wallace needed little time to settle into the side.

“He’s a good player, Jed. He’s very direct so you know when he gets the ball he’s going to be running with it and he’s going to be putting balls into the box,” Gregory said.

“For me it’s about getting into the box and I know the ball is going to be there.

“It depends on what type of player it is (how long it takes to settle). With Jed he’s direct so you more or less know straightaway what he’s going to do. Jed’s come straight in and done brilliantly.”

Millwall face an away game against Chesterfield this Saturday as they continue their efforts to edge into the top six in League One, and Gregory believes not being on the road again in the league on a Tuesday night could be advantageous to Millwall’s promotion hopes.

“There’s probably nothing worse than an away trip on a Saturday and another away trip on a Tuesday night,” he explained.

“We said as soon as we finished (at Burton) once we’d done that we knew we didn’t have any more away trips like that.”

John Kelly