SHANE Ferguson paid tribute to Steve Morison after the striker’s two goals against Chesterfield last Saturday brought his tally in August to five in seven games and helped seal Millwall’s first away league win this season.
Ferguson scored his first of the season at Proact Stadium before Morison helped Millwall make light of the absence of Lee Gregory with two clinical finishes past Ryan Fulton.
Morison celebrated his 33rd birthday on Monday, and Ferguson believes he is still capable of playing at a higher level.
“It’s unbelievable, you know what you’re going to get from Steve every game,” Ferguson said. “He works his socks off, runs the channels for you and probably does a lot of work that goes unnoticed.
“You know when he’s one-on-one with the keeper he’s going to take most of those chances and we’re really grateful to have a player like him.
“I think Steve could probably walk into every team in this league and a lot of the ones in the Championship as well. He’s a fantastic player and he helps a lot of the young lads out.
“We’ve got a young squad and he’s talking to them every day. You can see they’re improving their games as well from what they learn from him.”
Ferguson also explained what makes Morison so difficult to handle for League One defenders. “He’s such a big lad and he’s so smart with his movement. It’s the experience that he’s got, everyone knows what he’s going to do so we just make the runs off him and that makes it a lot easier for us.
“He knows where he needs to be and that’s good for us wide players because when we get the ball at our feet we know he’s going to be in the box waiting for the ball, it’s always an easy target.
“He’s a really good lad to have around the dressing room and hopefully he’ll keep up his good form for the rest of the season.”
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