Millwall manager Neil Harris has said that Lee Gregory’s move to Stoke City can be regarded as one of the worst-kept secrets in football. The 30-year-old had already made the decision clear to leave Millwall after running down his contract last summer and he has now penned a deal with the Potters with a view to potential promotion next term.

Speaking to reporters, Harris said that Gregory was always expected to join the Staffordshire outfit and his situation can be compared to the ongoing saga associating Frank Lampard with the managerial role at Chelsea, he told: “I think it was one of the worst-kept secrets in football! It’s like I’ll be amazed if Frank Lampard doesn’t go to Chelsea – that could be another one. Lee going to Stoke ticks all the boxes that Lee Gregory desired in the conversations we had.