Leeds United boss backs Steve Morison to score first goal for club in nearly two years

Steve Morison

The striker has not scored for Leeds United since bagging a brace against Crystal Palace in March 2013.

Neil Redfearn has certainly begun to turn things around since taking over the role of permanent manager at Leeds United. One of the key reasons behind this turnaround in form has been his decision to bring in several outcasts from the cold.

This includes the likes of Luke Murphy, who has been in tremendous form recently, and striker Steve Morison.

The former Norwich City man has become the leading striker for Leeds in recent weeks. His power and strength has allied himself to Redfearn, who likes the ugly side of the game Morison does with, with all due respect, aplomb.

But while he does many things well, one area where he desperately struggles is in putting the ball in the back of the net. Of course, that is quite a crucial mishap for a centre forward to possess.

Morison has not scored a goal since he netted for this weekend's opponents Millwall during a loan spell last season. He scored in a 2-2 draw with Watford at The Den in April 2014, but since then he has been barren.

The last time he scored a goal for Leeds? That would be the double he scored against Crystal Palace in the Championship way back in March 2013, coming up to nearly two years goalless for the Elland Road club.

But despite this his boss has faith in the Welsh international. He told his press conference this afternoon that he had full faith in Morison and that his goal would come.

It would certainly be fitting if he found that elusive goal against his former club come Saturday.

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