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No goals, but Ritchie suggests Morison is Leeds's key man

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Leeds United legend Andy Ritchie feels Steve Morison is the side's key man although he hasn't scored in the league this season.

Leeds United legend Any Ritchie has piled the praise onto striker Steve Morison in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Ritchie has suggested that Morison is doing a lot of hard work in the Leeds attack, which he deserves credit for despite not having scored a single goal in the Championship this season.

“He is obviously playing well, he’s working for the team and he’s doing his job,” said Ritchie.

“He’s leading that line virtually on his own, he’s running into corners and into channels and the goal will definitely come.”

Morison’s work rate certainly can’t be faulted but the team need him to start adding goals to his game as they aim for the top half of the table.

He’s the side’s target man and has the ability and experience to work the channels and pull defenders out of position for other players.

He also showed in the win against Reading earlier this week that he can keep his composure, with a good cross for Sam Byram to score Leeds’ second goal in that game.

A goal in his next one or two games will allow him to cement his place in the side.

He has a chance to prove a point against Millwall this weekend, his former club, and that could be the inspiration he needs to get on the score sheet.

Once he gets his first league goal of the season, several more could come before the end of the season to Leeds’ benefit.

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