Fergie: Morison confidence key to Millwall form

MILLWALL'S Shane Ferguson believes the confidence with which Steve Morison is playing is crucial to the side's current form.

Morison fired home a brilliant 25-yard volley to level against Oxford last weekend, his ninth goal of the season and third in his last five games.

Aiden O'Brien added a second in the 50th minute as Millwall came from behind to win in the league for the first time since April.

Morison, 33, signed a new contract with Millwall this season that will take him up to the summer of 2018.

Ferguson said Millwall had done their homework on a dangerous Oxford side and felt Morison's goal, just five minutes after his side had fallen behind, came at the perfect moment.

"It was an unbelievable strike, he does that every day in training," Ferguson said. "He tries it once a game and if it comes off it comes off.

"He's got a lot of confidence at the moment and it's helping us out. It couldn't have come at a better time on Saturday.

"We were playing really well until they scored and then you think it's going to be one of those games again. But we dug in deep and when Steve scored we deserved it and we kicked on from there.

"We knew going there it was going to be really difficult, they're a good side but the lads played brilliantly and it was a really good result.

"We look at individual players and what their strengths are, and we work on that on the training ground and on our team shape. We've been doing that really well recently and hopefully we can keep doing it.

"When you can play a few different positions you look at different players you could be up against. It's always good to do your homework, it gives you that edge."

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John Kelly