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Sam Byram's impassioned defence of goalless Steve Morison

The 21-year-old feels the Leeds striker is doing well up top.

Sam Byram feels Leeds United striker Steve Morison is doing well up top despite not being in amongst the goals, according to the club's official website.

Morison is goalless at Leeds this season and the striker hasn't netted for the club since bagging a brace against Crystal Palace in March 2013.

That doesn't mean his overall performances have been lacking, however, and boss Neil Redfearn has been full of praise for the 31-year-old of late.

So too has Byram, who feels the Leeds target man faces a difficult and somewhat lonely task playing up top on his own. As such, the 21-year-old was grateful for Morison's assist for his goal during the 2-0 win over Reading - and he insists it doesn't matter if the forward himself isn't scoring.

"Big credit to Steve for putting it on a plate for me to nod it in," Byram said.

"Steve is doing really well up there. It’s hard for him on his own and we’ve got to try and get up and support him. He’s creating chances and it doesn’t matter who’s sticking them in as long as we’re getting results."

Leeds have lost just once in their last five Championship games and host Millwall at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon at 3pm looking to extend that impressive run.

Morison is likely to continue on his own up top, while Byram may also continue in a more advanced role down the right-hand side.

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