Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn spoke about striker Steve Morison following his side’s 1-0 win at home to Millwall on Saturday.
Morison failed to get on the score-sheet, with midfielder Alex Mowatt – not for the first time this season – proving the saviour, but the big striker’s manager still praised his efforts.
In comments published by Leeds’ official Twitter account, Redfearn said, “He’s a big plus for us. He was excellent today.”
However, for a player who is labelled a striker, Morison will be disappointed not to have found the net in 745 minutes of Championship football this season.
That is 13 matches and counting without a goal; and Redfearn joked after Leeds’ latest win that his front-man “needs one to go in off his backside”.
If that happens, expect the Leeds supporters to be elated, but for now the forward is doing the dirty work so his younger teammates can write the headlines.
Just imagine what would happen if Leeds had a consistent goal-scoring threat to play alongside those talented teenagers; the sky could be the limit.
But for now, whether he scores with his feet, his head or his backside, it appears the spotlight remains on Morison even with plenty of other forwards to call on.
Redfearn admits Morison "needs one to go in off his backside" but adds: "He's a big plus for us. He was excellent today." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) February 14, 2015