Lomas: Millwall striker set standard with energetic display

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STEVE Morison set down a marker for future performances with his impressive work rate against Nottingham Forest, according to manager Steve Lomas.

Morison, who had not previously started in the league since August, scored a phenomenal half-volley to put the Lions' 1-0 in front at The Den.

But Lomas was equally pleased with the striker's closing down, which frequently forced the visitors' defence into a mistake.

"On Tuesday I asked Stevie to not only be our best attacker but our best defender as well in terms of setting the intensity and leading the line," Lomas said.

"We tend to forget that Stevie had a double hernia operation but he is an honest lad and knows that it hasn't quite happened for him yet. There have been reasons for that.

"We need that kind of performance from him week in, week out and hopefully now he feels his body can do that.

"He finally showed – not just to me and the fans, but to himself as well – what he is capable of. Hopefully now he's going to play a massive part in us doing well this season."

Lomas also praised the impact of winger Lee Martin in the 2-2 draw with Forest. The 26-year-old was benched in October but produced a lively display on his return to the side.

"Lee is another one who had been doing very well in training before getting injured – there is a long list of them," Lomas said.

"He had to sit out a few weeks just when he was the threshold of forcing his way into the team but he gave us good energy on Tuesday."

Lomas added that Martin's inclusion was by no means a slight on Liam Feeney, who was dropped from the XI.

"Liam was probably our best outfield player against Leicester so could consider himself very unfortunate to be on the bench," Lomas said.

"We've got two players there who can cause problems out wide and it's great to have those two fit and firing and using their pace to get at people.

"Liam put a massive amount into Saturday and playing on the wing is the most demanding position in terms of the work you have to put in. There's a lot of intensive running."

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15 thoughts on “Lomas: Millwall striker set standard with energetic display

  • December 5, 2013 at 16:22
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    Was well over due big man! Hopefully you can kick on and bang in 15/20 goals this season!

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  • December 5, 2013 at 17:11
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    LOMAS YOU R A LEGEND!

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    • December 5, 2013 at 17:18
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      @DiggerWall: Digger, when we began accepting comments on articles nearly two years ago, it was vitally important that the site did not become a form of messageboard. Comments that are excessively abusive, especially those that are of a personal nature, have always been moderated and will continue to be so. Please keep it clean!

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      • December 5, 2013 at 17:24
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        @Alex Aldridge: OK MATE FAIR ENOUGH. LOMAS LOVE FEST. IS NOT BEING ABUSIVE IS IT?

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  • December 5, 2013 at 17:43
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    How does that old saying go about Swallows making Summers!!
    Surely the hernia comment is irrespective, he must pass a fitness test so if Morison is not ready to play then don't include him!
    I am pleased that he has shown some tenacity and resolve in his performance, however he is paid an extortionate amount of money to do his job, where as if I don't perform at work I will lose mine, not just be sidelined for a week or two.
    Just fed up with egregious comments that's all!!

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    • December 5, 2013 at 17:54
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      @Den man: WELL PUT THATS WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY,BUT ALDO DECIDED MY POST WHICH HAD TO MANY SWEAR WORDS .(1) WAS ABUSIVE. WELL SAID THAT MAN.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 18:04
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    Come on Lomas. 4 4 2 with Morison as the main man and give him that confidence by doing do regularly. He is in my humble our best striker and as our best paid it makes sense all round. I have no doubt that given a good run of games in a system that suits that he will start banging the goals in.We really need you to keep the faith with him Lomas. He will repay you by keeping you in a job.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 18:14
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    AT HOME 44 F****** 2 SIMPLES! DAVE BASSET DONE IN A WORLD CUP. THAT WAS A COMEDY. LETS BE FAIR LOMAS YOU R A COMEDIAN! SORRY ALDO AND THE PLATERS.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 19:36
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    Just a bit off subject.Wigan are after Rosler from Brentford.REALLY GOOD MOVE.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 20:54
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    Digger wall consider yourself bollocked.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 21:50
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    With his past record he has to start every time. First time round he was exactly the same. Have faith I am a believer.

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    • December 5, 2013 at 21:51
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      With DiggerWall or Morison ?@potty1:

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  • December 6, 2013 at 02:04
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    With 2 up we r starting to Look the part. Something lomas should hav been playing five games ago. And with moussi bk for sat the midfield should be sorted. So I for one don't want to hear anymore excuses out of his silly mouth.

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  • December 8, 2013 at 21:33
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    I would love steve to score a goal or two a game and to fulfill our expectations of him. I am sure he is putting in extra work,which lately has shown in his sharpness in and around the area.we need a regular goal scorer every club needs one to rely on,.the more starts he gets the better the understanding he will build with either easter or mac.donald and most importantly with us fans.crack on steve

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