The Monday Profile: Steve Morison
An uncertain start to his first campaign at Millwall, taking in an FA Cup miss against Staines Town incredible even to those who witnessed it from behind the railings at Wheatsheaf Park, would have undermined a younger man. But, having already surpassed the halfway point of his twenties, Morison was able shut out the potty-mouthed doubters and his labour soon began to pay off. 23 goals later – marking a fourth consecutive 20+ goal campaign – a period of transition in the second tier seemed likely. Ten goals in the Championship season so far have dispelled those notions, while a grandmother from Tredegar brought a place alongside fellow Championship front-man Craig Bellamy in the Welsh national XI. Displays of strength, pace and, above all, his indefatigable running have drawn praise from both former and current managers, as well as his new international team-mate. With all these positives piling up behind him, Morison is hungry to make up for his time in the footballing wilderness. I’m not alone in hoping that he wears a Millwall shirt as he does it.