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Millwall in talks with Leeds United over Morison loan return

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MILLWALL have opened talks with cash-strapped Leeds United over a season-long loan deal for former striker Steve Morison.

The Whites need to free up space in their wage budget in order to seal a deal for Noel Hunt, which is already verbally agreed, and the Lions have stepped in with an offer for Morison.

With Hunt due to sign on at Elland Road next week, manager Brian McDermott hinted at Morison's exit, saying: "It could happen that players go out of the door and others come in. There have been enquiries.

"If you have a surplus in a position then it makes sense because players can get regular football. If that arises, I will have that discussion with that player.

"I've got a verbal agreement with one player which will happen next week. As far as I'm concerned that agreement is a deal so that will be done."

Morison scored 40 goals in 95 appearances for the Lions between 2009 and 2011 before joining Norwich City for £2.1million. He only moved to Leeds in January this year but does not appear to feature in McDermott's plans.

Alex Aldridge

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50 thoughts on “Millwall in talks with Leeds United over Morison loan return

  • June 28, 2013 at 08:43
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    Would this be a good idea ? I am not convinced .......

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  • June 28, 2013 at 08:43
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    Good player BUT he was so determined to leave here he said he would go on strike if he was not aloud to leave,If he does come back he needs to get his head and bang in the goals and not strop about

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  • June 28, 2013 at 08:47
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    OK, we KNOW he can deliver, let's hope his time in the wilderness has not affected that.

    We have wide men and if he can hit it off with Keogh then the sky's the limit.

    We do need another striker and a 'footballing' midfielder.

    Message to Mr Lomas, quality not quantity, we have enough of second rate 'squad players', I would rather take a chance on a kid if there are injuries.

    What's Tim Cahill doing?

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    • June 28, 2013 at 10:38
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      Playing in the USA and past his prime unfortunately.
      @wongo:

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  • June 28, 2013 at 08:47
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    would we need Morison if we managed to sign Church or Jackson?

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    • June 28, 2013 at 09:23
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      @Strood Lion:
      Could you imagine: Moro, Church, Jackson with Keogh and Easter as back up. F*** me that would be a forward line to worry any back 4 in this league, With Bomber showing them the way on the training pitch. Wishful thinking i know but we can only dream.

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      • June 28, 2013 at 10:22
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        @Windy: totally agree Windy i think we are going to be feared this season! imagine Millwall being leading goal scorers for the season. Not sure it has happened before

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      • June 28, 2013 at 11:09
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        @Windy: Good to imagine but not one signing yet. Don't count on anything yet although I hope you are right.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 08:50
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    No, sign him don't loan him !

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    • June 28, 2013 at 13:11
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      Yes. Make an offer. They need space and wage cuts. A deal could be done here.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 08:54
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    If we do sign him on loan, I hope that we have already agreed a set fee to buy him if he starts banging them in again.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 08:56
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    Personally, this is a move I would welcome. Morison has proven ability at our level & although he chose to play in the prem that shouldn't be held against him cos I think we'd all jump at the chance to earn more money & promotion in our workplace. He's done that now and it failed slightly for him but he knows us & knows our standards. If he wants to play regular 1st team football at this level, then why not us?

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    • June 28, 2013 at 08:58
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      @Bolland: to be fair I would rather him playing for us than any other champ side

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  • June 28, 2013 at 09:00
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    I couldn't agree more, bleachy81, and a far better bet than Jackson, imo. Morison is a good striker at our level and unsettles defenders. I hope the deal, if it really is on the table, goes through.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 09:20
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    I've mixed feeling about his attitude and they say never go back, but he's a cut-above the dross like Hulse and Tyson we were bringing in last season. Maybe working with Harris will get him back to his best.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 09:23
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    Could you imagine: Moro, Church, Jackson with Keogh and Easter as back up. F*** me that would be a forward line to worry any back 4 in this league, With Bomber showing them the way on the training pitch. Wishful thinking i know but we can only dream.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 09:31
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    Its not like he can be any f****** worse than what was on show last season.

    we know Moro can score goals and the core of the team that were helping him do just that are still here, I'd welcome him back on loan and if he starts to strop again send him the f*** back

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  • June 28, 2013 at 09:44
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    If moro wont to come back then sign him !!! ..as few others have said, he did a good job for us up front n we all would love to play in the prem & get prem wages .. If we can get him on loan for the season it wont b 2 bad either way .. think sl should get players sorted asap as the season is a coming fast !!!!! .... we r 4th fav to go down so we need new faces fast 🙂

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  • June 28, 2013 at 09:51
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    Hi to all, just registered so go easy on me personally I'd like to see Moro ,Jackson , and church come in Jackson quality and up front Moro loads of goals we would be pushing high up the league.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 09:53
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    I would imagine that if he was to come back it would be in his own interest to have the right attitude and application and start finding the net regularly as he is running out of options. He didn't quite cut it in the Prem, he is not in favour at Leeds, so if he wants to resurrect his career he needs to perform he must realise this unless he is a complete idiot.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 10:18
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    People worrying about his attitude, well from wht SL has stated in his interviews he wouldn't take any sh*t from any of the players so I don't think that would be a worry! I do hope there is a future fee involved in this loan because he we just get bullied by other clubs wen we try to sign players after there loans finish! Plus Jackson and Moro both played together at Norwich! Maybe Jackson would follow him!

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  • June 28, 2013 at 10:24
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    Won't happen.

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    • June 28, 2013 at 10:37
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      Oh yes it will.
      There's a certain amount of animosity regarding Morison which I personally don't share.
      Norwich came in with an offer, he wanted to play at the highest level and who wouldn't ?
      Jackett then told him to put a transfer request in if he wanted to go so that he could present that to the board. Following that, Morison became the bogey man.
      He is the best striker we've had in a while and if he has a hatred for Millwall and their supporters which has been mooted on here then he wouldn't come back. There are a lot of clubs that would take him and the fact that he would come back to us says a lot about his character. For me, Morison spearheading the attack with new players around the corner is a revelation. Just look at last seasons forward line which was absolute crap. Onwards and upwards...........
      @benzo:

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      • June 28, 2013 at 11:06
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        @NICKOLA: With you all the way Nick! Morison is THE best we've had for a long time.... In fact I'd go so far as to say he's the best since Harris in his prime! I'd welcome him back in a heartbeat - He went to Norwich and we made a huge profit on him! Whats the problem?! If he comes in he'll be a massive improvement on what we had last year (Hulse) and I think you'll find Keogh will be better for having Moro around also!! Come on SL make it happen!!

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  • June 28, 2013 at 10:42
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    Still not convinced about Morison ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqQAkiE7sRM&feature=player_detailpage

    Nuff said.

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    • June 28, 2013 at 11:57
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      @NICKOLA: Convinced about Morison, a great ball from LT but the defence looked far from convincing in that clip !
      Here's hoping Nick.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 11:08
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    OMG all things sounded good until i see Marlon Harewoods name being banded for the Wall, this is a s*** signing and we shouldnt even be considering this!!

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    • June 28, 2013 at 11:46
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      @Strood Lion: Ignore Sky Sports - since they cant tap phones anymore they dont have much of a clue whats going on!

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      • June 28, 2013 at 14:25
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        @NICKOLA: thanks Nick, i can sleep now

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  • June 28, 2013 at 11:33
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    One two many Welshmen upfront More like a front row. Not sure this is a good move, his was not very good when he first joint until 20 games in and jackett's Hail Mary long ball suited him, but not sure of lomas philosophy yet much to be seen...

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  • June 28, 2013 at 11:59
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    When I mentioned this to a mate of mine, he summed it up 'he scores goals'. Enough said I think.

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    • June 28, 2013 at 12:11
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      @Chipplefuddywick: Absolutely 100% agree ChippleFW, we only dreamt of scoring a goal last season. As said previously he was our best striker along with NH. Perhaps he has realised we started his league career off. Lets face it why would you want to stay at the weeds. I for one would welcome pace and a proven goalscorer back to the Den. His shear presence and pace running at defences is a start.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 12:19
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    Thank you strood lion, ps a big no no to marlon drywood he is finished and to old jog on.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 13:18
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    I just hope his time at Norwich and Leeds have brought him down to earth with a really hard bump. With 110% week in week out he'll be fantastic for us..... Time will tell

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  • June 28, 2013 at 13:20
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    Have to say I for one am delighted at this, so he wanted to leave to go to a Premiership club, he scored some very good goals for us so we know he can deliver and if he can get a good attacking partnership with someone then good be very good for us.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 13:27
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    Millwall , make sure he can play against Leeds in both matches, sod all this cant play against home club crap, you want us to take him on loan for the whole season.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 13:32
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    So much speculation and talk about players who have not even signed for the club or even intimated that they wish to sign. I really hope that within the next fortnight that at least two forwards have been brought in, let alone four or five.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 13:57
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    I'd take him all day. Could be a good bit of business.
    He's a better option than harewood.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 14:03
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    Morison is 30 in August and has had a taste of the Premiership. Now he can't get a regular spot in a Championship team so I'm sure he would take up the challenge of returning to the league club where he made his name to prove a point. It's not just the goals he will score either but the chances he will create for others. Keogh or Easter will benefit playing alongside him when he gets on the end of crosses from Henry. What we need is a winger on the other flank to provide the same service. However , as already said Morison and other players mentioned are still all talk until some of them actually sign. Perhaps if we could get Morison to sign this might show the other potential signings that we mean business and prompt them to put pen to paper as well.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 14:57
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    Morison and Jackson would be a very good forward line plus what we have at the moment warming up the bench.

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    • June 28, 2013 at 15:10
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      Got that right. Plus some new midfielders and we'd be on a roll.
      @Redriff:

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  • June 28, 2013 at 15:12
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    Can't see him wanting to come back in a hurry after getting dogs-abuse from sections of the ground when he made it known he wanted away.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 15:12
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    Morrison is motivated by his own benefit and right now he needs to be at a club where he can play and regain form. For this reason I think he would be a good signing for us, you can't deny his hunger. Millwallfc legend, not likely but influential player, quite possibly.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 15:15
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    There's only one relevant question that needs to be asked & answered. Has his confidence been affected since his move up & back down again in such a short space of time? For all our sakes I truly hope not!

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    • June 28, 2013 at 16:11
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      @NO1LIKESUS: that's a good point, he never lacked self confidence but I do remember his lack of effort towards the end of his last spell with us. He has got more to fight for now though.

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  • June 28, 2013 at 15:35
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    people are banging on about how he left and he isnt welcome back? why?
    He wanted a shot at prem football when the offers came! i dont blaim him for that! his pro career has been a short one and im a Millwall fan and id still want to taste the prem if it was short lived!
    We asked him to sign a contract extension to gain more money for him! and then the board tried to hold him to it! suprised he wants to come back at all!
    He wanted to come back when Norwich put him up for sale! instead he was stabbed in the back and sent to Leeds against his will! i will openly welcome him back!

    Church and Jackson yeah one of those would be nice, but we lack options upfront! and Morisons workrate is superb!

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  • June 28, 2013 at 17:25
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    I thought he did well for Norwich scored some lass goals in the Prem..... Those that are sure....just cast your mind s back to last season when all of our forwards failed, this has got to be the right move.

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