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.
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
Best luck Greggs. You have to do what’s best for your family, having a child and wanting them to be closer to there cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. I respect that, thank you for the total commitment you have given to our club 💙💙🦁🦁 Miiillllll
— Pezza (@PezzaC90) May 8, 2019
You done your service for us, always put in a shift and scored some important goals. Always welcome down The Den
— Reggie (@reggieeee100) May 8, 2019
As a season ticket holder I watch every week for a player who gives it all 110% for the club and for the past 5 years you have been a true player in that lions shirt all the best for the future and a 👏 nxt time your down the den #millllllll
— Robert Edge (@edgey_1) May 8, 2019
Lee thank you for every thing you’ve done for us, You’ve been absolutely amazing for us and your work ethic is what we love at Wall, Good luck in your next chapter mate.
— Dave (@DaveMckeller) May 8, 2019
Good luck lee,was hoping to see you in Tesco Bromley again before you left to shake your hard and say goodbye,been a pleasure and will be a big miss next season good luck where ever you go to,because who ever gets you they got they’ve had a right touch 🙌🙌
— Steve Jackson (@wacko1822) May 8, 2019
Thank you for your service over the last 5 years Greggs, run yourself into the ground for the shirt week in week out and we can’t ask for more than that. All the best for the future! pic.twitter.com/Xtzc6LvrE9
— Jack (@Jack_Millwall) May 8, 2019