Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of experienced forward, Steve Morison on a season-long loan from Millwall
With over 50 appearances in the Premier League for Norwich as well as long spells in the Championship with Leeds United and Millwall, Morison is looking to bring a wealth of experience and quality to the club.
Steve spoke to Shrewsweb last Thursday when the deal was completed and explained how pleased he was to be joining the club despite the tough decision to leave Millwall where he has made over 250 appearances for the Lions.
“It was a sad day to leave Millwall,” said Steve. “However I wanted to join what Sam’s doing here. The opportunity has come up here and he’s been well backed by the Chairman.
“It’s nice to come down today and see the ground and the training ground, you can really see what Sam’s trying to put into place. His backroom staff are fantastic as well.
“I can’t wait to get involved, as I said earlier it was a tough moment when the realisation came that I had to leave Millwall, but coming here and meeting Sam and the Chairman has put a smile back on my face.
“I’ve always played lots of games each season. Last year was probably the first time I’ve not played as many games. Obviously, I’ve got no guarantee that I’m going to play here but I’d like to think that my experience, ability and success stands me in good stead. Hopefully, I can come here and help be a part of Sam’s project."
"Obviously I’ve got no guarantee that I’m going to play here but I’d like to think that my experience, ability and success stands me in good stead."
Morison took a moment to reflect on his impressive career.
“I’ve had a good career for someone who’s been released twice. I’ve had a few setbacks and spent four and a half seasons in non-league but then it all happened very quickly, League One, Championship, Premier League and International level. It’s been a whirlwind but I’ve enjoyed every minute and I don’t want it to stop.
“I’m in great shape, I look after myself well, football’s my life, I do everything I can to make sure I’m in the best shape possible at all times so that I’m ready on the football pitch. Hopefully I can produce what I’ve produced in my previous season’s at League One season’s which is three Wembley appearances and two wins in three seasons with about 60 goals.”
Steve explained how impressed he was with Sam’s plans with the club.
“Everything’s changing. Sam’s got a great idea going on here. He’s trying to put it together. The Chairman has backed him with it with little changes at the training ground and the stadium, these little ideas just move the club forward. We’ve got a great team with Sam he’s been there and done it and we’ve got Graham Barrow who’s been there and done it.”
“I’m really excited, it’s a great set up at the training ground and the ground. I’ve had some lunch with the Chairman he’s a great character and a great guy. What I like most is everyone seems to be pulling in the same direction, that’s a massive plus at any football club.”