Leeds United ended their recent losing run with a 2-1 win against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship this afternoon. It was a hard-fought win, coming after going 1-0 down earlier in the tie. But rare goals from Charlie Taylor and Steve Morison did the job for Leeds.
For Morison, goals should not be so rare.
He went an astonishing 31 games without scoring for Leeds, stretching back to the 9th March 2013 against Crystal Palace. But he scored last week in the loss at Charlton Athletic and has now scored two in two, the first time he has scored in consecutive games since a 2013 stretch whilst on loan at Millwall.
It is only Morison's second goal of the season and he has hardly pulled up any roots, but his performances have improved under Neil Redfearn. The Leeds boss thinks that is due to the belief he had in the Welsh international.
He told the press after the win at Hillsborough:
Redfearn hails Morison, who he says is "in a better place now" - "He needed someone to believe in him, and I did that." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) April 25, 2015
Of course Leeds fans are probably still not convinced by Morison. For the qualities he does have, his goal return is simply too meagre to warrant continued regular football.
Time will tell if Morison remains at Leeds past the summer but he will hope to net another goal or two in the final game of the season at Elland Road against Rotherham United.