Millwall boss backs Moro to end goal drought – ahead of clash with former club Leeds

NEIL Harris is backing Steve Morison to break his goal duck this season and praised his on-pitch captain for his performance against QPR on Tuesday night.

Morison played up front on his own for more than a half after Lee Gregory’s red card, and almost scored with an audacious 40-yard lob that drifted just wide in first-half injury-time in the 2-2 draw.

Morison, 34, has yet to find the back of the net this season and faces another of his former clubs, Leeds, on Saturday.

Morison’s last goal at The Den was the in the 1-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Watford in January, his last league goal at home in the 3-1 victory over Charlton in December 2016.

The 34-year-old centre-forward could have a new strike partner this weekend with Millwall waiting to hear on an appeal against Gregory’s sending-off.

Harris believes Morison will soon add goals to his displayss this season.

“It was hard for him but what a great performance by my captain on the pitch, he led the line well and played well, almost scored the goal of the season, it was a great strike,” Harris said.

“He’s a man that has played really well this season and the goals will come for him.

“I really enjoyed watching us 11 versus 11, we were excellent against a side that had won three out of three.

“I can think of four or five clear-cut chances that we had to get out of sight.

“It’s a good point at QPR but I’m disappointed for my players that we couldn’t see it out.”

Jed Wallace got his third of the season to put the Lions 2-0 up on Tuesday, after Conor McLaughlin opened his club account with a wonder strike.

Harris said: “I’ve seen him score a lot of them. He has got great ability on the ball, I’m really pleased for him. In a London derby you need big moments and I thought both goals were outstanding.”

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