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Millwall set to appeal Lee Gregory’s red card at QPR – with...

Millwall set to appeal Lee Gregory’s red card at QPR – with striker set to miss Leeds, Preston and Reading matches

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Neil Harris has revealed that Millwall are set to appeal Lee Gregory’s red card at Queens Park Rangers.

The Lions striker was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Josh Scowen four minutes before half-time.

If the decision stands it means Gregory will miss Saturday’s home game against Championship league leaders Leeds United, Preston United at Deepdale and the visit of Reading to The Den.

Harris said: “It was a crazy decision. Lee [Gregory] is absolutely gutted, he is not a malicious player. His reaction told him how shocked he was by the decision – it was a yellow card at most.

“I’ve seen it back and spoken to our players and their players – none of them believe it was a red card.

“We can’t bemoan the decision too much because Jordan Archer has made four or five top saves. There were other tackles in the game on George Saville and another by Ryan Tunnicliffe that could have been red cards.

“I’m not trying to land my own player in trouble, but the referee has not shown consistency in his decisions. The referee was honest enough to speak with me at full-time and said Lee’s tackle was high from his view but Lee [Gregory] has a gash in his ankle – so it can’t go both ways.

“A red card needs to be for a malicious and dangerous tackle which Lee’s [Gregory] wasn’t. We’ll have Aiden [O’Brien] back for Leeds on Saturday but I’m 99 per cent sure we’ll appeal Lee’s [Gregory] red card.”

Sports Editor | South London Press sports editor since 2007 who has covered huge sporting events for the paper – Crystal Palace’s Championship play-off final, two trips to Wembley in the FA Cup and David Haye’s world heavyweight unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Previously sub-edited on the Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Sport First. Former ClubCall deputy editor.

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