Steve Morison says he has a point to prove after swapping Leeds for Millwall

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The former Leeds United striker has been talking about why his style is not appreciated at every club following his return to Millwall.

Millwall striker Steve Morison has been speaking to the London Evening Standard following his Leeds United exit earlier this summer.

The 31-year-old returned for a third spell with the Lions having previously played there between 2009 and 2011 and again on loan two years ago.

In that time he has scored a total of 49 goals for Millwall, as well as setting up an additional 25, and those figures are considerably better than what he managed at Elland Road.

Morison left Leeds having scored just five goals in 42 matches but he feels he has a point to prove after disappointing in his last stint in London.

“I’ve had some great times here but I was disappointed with my performances when I came back on loan and feel like I have a point to prove,” Morison told the Standard.

“I work hard and run around, which is what the fans ask as a minimum. That is appreciated at Millwall but it can go unnoticed at other clubs, where it is about how many times you score from 30 yards, how many Cruyff turns or how many step-overs you can do.”

Morison came in for plenty of criticism from a section of Leeds’ fanbase last season after failing to score a goal until April.

Time and again Morison was picked ahead of the likes of Mirco Antenucci and Billy Sharp by former manager Neil Redfearn and that caused confusion among those Leeds supporters who felt Morison did not bring much to the side.

Others applauded his work-rate and importance to the players around him, and now he is back at Millwall he clearly feels appreciated, his skill-set vital to what the Lions are hoping to achieve this season.

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