After five years in East London, Lee Gregory has said his farewells to Millwall and their fans in a tweeted note (below) from his personal Twitter account.

His leaving The Den comes after a season where he won the club’s Player of the Year award, a season where he scored 14 goals, in 50 games, across all competitions. He featured 44 times in the Sky Bet Championship, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists.

Sheffield-born Gregory arrived at Millwall at the opening of the July transfer window, joining from non-league Halifax Town for a fee said to be in the region of £280,000.

In his one season at the Shaymen, Gregory hit an astonishing 31 goals and eight assists across all competitions, 29 of these goals coming in a successful National League season. It was a haul that more than contributed to Halifax’s return to Conference football for the first time since they were liquidated five years prior.

In total, the 30-year-old has featured in 238 games for the Lions, 238 games that have returned 76 goals and 28 assists. It has been five years of service to the London club that has gone down well with the fans, fans who hold him in high esteem.

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This high esteem and regard from the fans has been mirrored by the comments that have accompanied his heartfelt tweet. Here’s how some of them have responded to a striker who can be assured of the term ‘fan favourite’.

Lee Gregory posts farewell message – Millwall fans respond