Exclusive: Millwall set to make Morison fourth summer buy

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

MILLWALL are set to sign striker Steve Morison from Leeds United pending a medical. 

NewsAtDen understands that Morison, 31, will re-join the Lions on a permanent deal and could be available for Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

He would be the club’s fourth signing this summer after Jordan Archer, Joe Martin and Tony Craig.

The capture of Morison would bring to an end the club’s long search for a striker this summer and be a relief to Millwall boss Neil Harris, who has made no secret of his desire to bring in a target man before the start of the Sky Bet League One campaign.

The injury suffered by Aiden O’Brien against AFC Wimbledon has added a sense of urgency to the search.

A move earlier in the summer for Bradford City centre-forward James Hanson didn’t materialise when he decided to stay with the Bantams after talks with manager Phil Parkinson.

Morison was part of the Leeds United squad that travelled to Austria on a pre-season tour last month, netting against Eintracht Frankfurt in a 2-1 defeat.

The former Wales international would bring a wealth of experience to The Den in what would be his third spell with the club.

He joined the Lions from Stevenage for £130,000 in 2009 and went on to score 40 goals in 95 games, form that earned him a switch to Norwich City two years later.

He helped the Canaries to survival in the Premier League in 2011/12, but fell out of favour with Chris Hughton the following season before subsequently joining Leeds United in January, 2013.

He re-joined Millwall on a season-long loan that summer, scoring eight goals in 42 appearances.

John Kelly

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79 thoughts on “Exclusive: Millwall set to make Morison fourth summer buy

    • August 4, 2015 at 15:08
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      @dave666: Very happy now, worth waiting for, always fit as a butchers dog, should start saturday, and I'm gonna shut up moaning, thank you JB roll on saturday, COYL !!!

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      • August 4, 2015 at 16:42
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        @bollocky: supporters happy just in time for new season and a proper Millwall side job done

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:16
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    Great news. Hopefully this shuts up all the moaning f**** that have been complaining over the last couple weeks.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:20
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    And a permanent deal not a loan, that is a surprise....

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:23
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    Finally ! When his attitude is right he's a very good striker

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:24
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    According to Phil Hay ( respected Leeds journalist from the Yorkshire evening post) Moro has been pushing for the move all summer long which speaks volumes to me. Should be a big threat in this division next to Greggs, I bet Shrewsbury's defenders are feeling a bit jittery for a start.0

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:27
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    Top work Bomber! The boy knows where the back of the onion bag is at this level. I for one will welcome him back with open arms. Despite previous handbags with some fans, I think NH can motivate Moro to give us a bit of a dangerous pairing up top at last. Panic over lads. Vague sense of trepidation is turning into anticipation for KO at the shrews place on Sat at last!

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:28
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    Welcome aboard Steve. Potential for a good partnership upfront with Gregs. Let the season begin. As a permanent deal he should therefore be focused. Competition now for top scorer. Coyl.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:28
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    This has been in the pipeline a little while now and glad it's been finally announced! Well happy! Morro and Greggs will tear this league apart if they can find a good partnership understanding (like SheringhamCas) and it also takes the heat off the younger strikers like AoB, Philpot and Pavey to learn and grow a bit more this season. Cmon Morro bag yourself another 20! Let's get of this awful division at first attempt... Wonder if our odds will be slashed?

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:29
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    Not a great signing imo but what do i know. At least a striker and a permanant move might be just what he wanted and spur him on for GOALS.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 18:26
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      @sicknote: Last time he played for us he had a double hernia was played injured and even came back to early from that. A great signing when we first signed him and even now he is our player looks fit and ready to go and scored abroad welcome home Steve⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

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    • August 4, 2015 at 18:27
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      @sicknote: Last time he played for us he had a double hernia was played injured and even came back to early from that. A great signing when we first signed him and even now he is our player looks fit and ready to go and scored abroad welcome home Steve

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    • August 4, 2015 at 18:29
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      @sicknote: Last time he played for us he had a double hernia was played injured and even came back to early from that. A great signing thanks JB Miiiiiiii

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    • August 4, 2015 at 18:29
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      Last time he played for us he had a double hernia was played injured and even came back to early from that. A great signing thanks JB Miiiiiiii

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:30
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    Great news! He'll do well for us in this league. I know him signing isnt popular with a large section of Wall fans - He needs to show some enthusiasm to stop people getting on his back.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 15:31
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      @Rhinos_Nan: last time here he was lazy, couldn't win balls in the air, and had a bad attitude! whats not to like? lets hope he has re-invented himself and comes back with some belief and passion. not jumping over the moon about this but hope he proves me wrong. good luck morro, you're gonna need it son

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:33
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    Someone Harris knows well & should be a great help for Gregory & not a loan. Come on Morro Prove them wrong COYL

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:36
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    Buzzing for this season to start now... MILLLLLL

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:40
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    Morro in a winning team with the NH attitude is very different to Morro in the losing Lomas/Clown combo.

    Sounds like he's now leaving another circus for us ...

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    • August 4, 2015 at 17:39
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      @kitch: ah the Lomas Coco hair treatment...made me pull my hair out!!

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    • August 4, 2015 at 17:40
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      @kitch: The Lomas & Coco hair treatment...made me pull my hair out!!

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:41
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    f*** mine on a perm deal so not here for a pay day, speaks volumes and a good start to proving us wrong with his commitment. I'm impressed and pleasantly surprised
    because we'll storm this league if he hits it off with Gregory.

    Roll on Saturday, Miiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:44
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    Take out his last stint here and forget what you know, look at the stats
    31 year old (good age)
    Injury free
    Match fit
    Scored pre-season
    Proven scorer at L1 level.
    Permanent move not loan

    I'd say sign him
    Knows the club

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:44
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    Brilliant news, welcome home! Remember his loan stint had lomas and holloway, 2 awful managers! With Harris in charge Morison will smash in plenty of goals!!

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:50
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    Works hard and with the right attitude can score 15+ .. The fact this deal is permanent shows the desire to get his career back on track. His experience can rub off on our younger strikers and if required he is a versatile player. Makes sense all round for me. He plays off of confidence.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:51
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    If he comes with the same attitude as he showed when joining from Stevenage, in this division, this could be a very relevant signing. His ability does not need scrutiny just his mindset. Last time he was with us on loan he was truculent, arrogant and lazy. Diatribe over. Morro stick that fukcing round leather thing in the back of our opponents net......regularly!

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:56
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    Good news on a two fronts:
    1. Better than signing Hanson because Morison knows what we're all about and won't have a problem settling in.
    2. Permanent signing, this is the best bit. Whatever the situation, a player's commitment has to be different if he's at a club on loan, being an official Millwall player will help smooth over his relationship with the fans, which has at times, to be fair been a little rocky.
    Of course, start the season by banging in a few goals and all that will be forgotten anyway!
    I think he will forge a fantastic relationship up front with Greggs/O'Brien.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 15:14
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      @mervpayne: And unlike Hanson, Morison has played in the top two divisions and has international experience under his belt scoring at those levels too.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 14:57
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    If the rumours are true and he pushed for this move then brilliant. He will team up with gregory well when he first started at wall he took some time to score but always ran his a*** off and then found his aggressive streak definitely going to be good for the youngsters and talking to a weeds mate he said his goal against Frankfurt was well taken and he bullied their defenders....

    Carlos to sign too makes it a very good day to be a wall fan what odds we at for promotion?

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:00
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    Great signing for League One. If Harris can get him firing we may (finally) be able to convert the chances the team creates into goals. God knows we could have done with him last season. And if he wants to come back, and by all accounts he does (he is now a free agent and could in theory go wherever he likes), that speaks volumes about his attitude.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:02
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    Why aren't I more excited by this news, lets just hope he refound his desire and clinical finishing of a few years back.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:16
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    Sky sports news ..live at the den.clocked a medical going on..sky source morro

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:18
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    Weed fans saying he had his contract cancelled today

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:20
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    Harris saying that Moro still leeds player.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 15:25
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      @LETEMCOME:

      Oohhh errrrr......till he passes the medical but he's a free agent apparently

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:24
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    Medical then terms to be agreed,could this be where it goes wrong.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 15:29
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      @LETEMCOME:

      Nope mate, keep the faith as he wants to join us so has already resigned himself to less wages.

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      • August 4, 2015 at 15:36
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        @Millwallsteve1972: I do hope so cause I dont think we could of got anyone better than Morro,not when you see who is out there and what we have to spend. He could be the difference to us having a good season.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:29
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    Fking get in there come on morro do the biz son

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:30
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    According to Ambler on sky 92 live theirs no pressure on Millwall getting promoted even if it takes 2,3 seasons ,sounds ambitious the board don't they lol, I don't think personally even with Moro we will go up, the midfield is weak to me and we need to provide good service ,I don't see that from upon and Williams, just my opinion,hope I'm wrong tho as this league is pretty weak to me.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 15:52
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      @The Roar: What a thing to say, so we all got to sit back and "enjoy" div 1 for next four years? Just shows how much ambition people like Ambler and the rest of the board have. Morrison might be the tonic the the team need up front but what about the keeper? I prefer to wait for 10 games or so and see where we are, but nevertheless Fred might be the goal maker and can knock in a few a this level as well so with Morrison hopefully we begin to look dangerous.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:31
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    Lennie the Lion july 30.Millwallsteve1972: Disagree I expect to see Steve sign for us soon. I have no inside knowledge but from Neil's comments I am sure we have been after him.
    . O yea of little faith,just knew they were after him. I for one am well pleased, with Greggs and the yougsters I am sure we now have goals in the squad. To all those he kept on, the club did the business in a quite, not shouting about it manner and got the job done. Well done JB AA & Neil. Welcome back Steve now fill your boots.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:32
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    Hope he does not want too much money but having medical may suggest that Harris has already spoken to Moro and told him what sort of deal would be on offer.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:34
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    Lennie the Lion july 30.Millwallsteve1972: Disagree I expect to see Steve sign for us soon. I have no inside knowledge but from Neil's comments I am sure we have been after him.

    O yea of little faith, just knew they were after him. I for one am well pleased, with Greggs and the yougsters I am sure we now have goals in the squad. To all those he kept on, the club did the business in a quite, not shouting about it manner and got the job done. Well done JB AA & Neil. Welcome back Steve now fill your boots.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:36
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    Lennie the Lion july 30.
    Millwallsteve1972: Disagree I expect to see Steve sign for us soon. I have no inside knowledge but from Neil's comments I am sure we have been after him.

    O yea of little faith, just knew they were after him. I for one am well pleased, with Greggs and the yougsters I am sure we now have goals in the squad. To all those he kept on, the club did the business in a quite, not shouting about it manner and got the job done. Well done JB AA & Neil. Welcome back Steve now fill your boots.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:37
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    If I'm honest I wasn't to impressed about resigning morison, BUT now he's back I hope he's attitude is better than last time, welcome home Steve just try and make the den rock again and goodluck.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 15:41
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      @foxy: I cant moan about his attitude not when he was played out of position and playing under a doughnut of a manager,the whole place was a mess and I bet Morro was thinking wtf is going on here.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:38
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    Bomber denying it is the usual cloak and dagger stuff when a deal's going through.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:46
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    Bomber knows the guy and has worked with him. Also by signing for us Morison is showing his commitment to us and the fight we have to get out of this league. I have always been a fan of his. Welcome home Steve. I thought we would get promoted without him. Now we have signed him, I’m off to Ladbrokes to bet on us getting promotion @ 12-1 #easymoney. COYL. Well done Bomber

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  • August 4, 2015 at 15:56
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    I might have some of the promotion odds and lump on now, reckon a 1er will suffice!

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  • August 4, 2015 at 16:18
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    Goal scorers are nothing without service ,remember that people !!, have we got that ?

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  • August 4, 2015 at 16:25
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    We really needed something to lift the mood and hopefully this is it.When morro is good he is very good,when he is bad he is very bad.It is all down to Harris to get the best from him,he should be able to do that better than those other two idiots Morro had to play under last time. I think any team in this division would be happy to sign Morison(can't say that about many of our signings in recent years)

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  • August 4, 2015 at 16:33
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    Great signing IMO; the team has been crying out for a striker like Moro. We never properly replaced him (with the exception of the loan signing of Wood) when he left us first time. I'm surprised we've managed to get him. He'll be coming in as the main man with a point to prove. Still need to sort the defence out!

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    • August 4, 2015 at 16:36
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      @Adsy77777: We have not got him yet. When it is officially announced then Ill believe it.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 16:38
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    Good news I think give him a chance if he's permanent he will give 100%

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  • August 4, 2015 at 16:38
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    International experience
    Premier League experience
    Cancels contract with Championsip club to join us in League One....
    Knows the set up, knows the Millwall 'way'
    #HappyDays

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  • August 4, 2015 at 16:54
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    Hopefully the signing of Morro is confirmed shortly (i'm at work at the moment so can only go on whats being said on here that were waiting for him to sign) . However weve all been crying out for a striker so lets hope Morro is it, because if not then we have failed in bringing in a striker & will have to go through the season weve what weve got .

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  • August 4, 2015 at 16:58
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    Just been confirmed by club and on Sky Sports. Welcome back Steve!

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    • August 4, 2015 at 17:34
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      @jenko: Sounds like we've got an option on extending his contract if we want to

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  • August 4, 2015 at 17:09
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    Superb. Welcome home Steve. There is your striker.

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  • August 4, 2015 at 17:17
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    Should have given him 2 years but hey its up to him to play for an extension miillllllllllllllllll

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  • August 4, 2015 at 17:26
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    Feel so much better knowing Moro is in the team even though Millwall website says he will be competing wit Gregory and Marquis,if Marquis starts before Morison I will be amazed. He will be perfect for the tough away games and is probably one of the better strikers in the league,the leeds fans nick named him Steve the shift Morison. So if he was putting it in up there where he did not really want to be think what he can do for us. What are people going to moan about now, Oh yeah,defence,midfield,scoreboard....bla bla

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  • August 4, 2015 at 19:01
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    Welcome home Steve - All together O Stevie Stevie....

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  • August 5, 2015 at 06:19
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    Can see an injury or sending off which f*** us up as usual.

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