Steve Morison claims Leeds United were still paying him wages last season

Millwall's Steve Morison celebrates with the trophy after getting promoted to the Sky Bet Championship

The Millwall striker has been speaking after earning promotion.

Millwall's Steve Morison celebrates scoring their first goalMillwall's Steve Morison celebrates scoring their first goal

Millwall are back in the Championship after winning the League One play-off final against Bradford City at Wembley this weekend. The 1-0 win, marred by an idiotic pitch invasion by a section of Millwall ‘fans’, saw the Lions return to the Championship after just two seasons in the third-tier.

The goalscorer on the day was Steve Morison, netting his 86th goal for the club he loves. He will now get the chance to face off against his former club Leeds United next season. The 33-year-old former Welsh international joined Leeds from Norwich City in 2013 and struggled at Elland Road. Unpopular with fans because of his lack of goals, Morison had a loan spell at Millwall and eventually returned on a permanent basis in 2015.

Speaking after his play-off heroics the experienced striker made it clear that he was very happy with leaving Leeds and insisted he did not take a pay-cut after leaving the club - suggesting they were even paying his wages still last season.

He is quoted by the News At Den as stating:

Steve Morison of Leeds United looks dejected after missing a chance to scoreSteve Morison of Leeds United looks dejected after missing a chance to score

“No I was still getting paid by Leeds, I was getting paid by Leeds last season. I wasn’t leaving Leeds until I got my money.

“They didn’t want me, I had a contract, but it wasn’t a sacrifice. I wanted to come here, I wanted to play for Neil Harris and Millwall Football Club.”

Millwall's Steve Morison celebrates with the trophy after getting promoted to the Sky Bet ChampionshipMillwall's Steve Morison celebrates with the trophy after getting promoted to the Sky Bet Championship

Morison, who scored just five goals in two seasons at Leeds, has had an excellent campaign with Millwall. His 19 goals in 50 appearances has helped his side back to the Championship and he will now be looking forward to silencing some old critics at Elland Road in 2017-18.

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