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Charlie Taylor praises 'brilliant' Morison: but embarrassing statistic shows room for improvement

The Leeds defender spoke highly of the striker after the Yorkshire side's 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor heaped praise on 'brilliant' striker Steve Morison on Saturday afternoon after he scored his second goal in two games against Sheffield Wednesday, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Morison's goal added to Taylor's own as Neil Redfearn's men beat Wednesday at Hillsborough to end a run of five straight defeats.

And Taylor is delighted with the Leeds forward's contribution over the past week.

The 21-year-old said of Morison: "I'm massively pleased for him. I thought Steve was brilliant today. I thought he was last week at Charlton as well but he was just such a handful for the centre-halves today.

"When you've got players like that in your team, it helps so much. I thought he was brilliant today."

However, as Opta data shows, a statistic Morison will no doubt find a little embarrassing leaves plenty of room for improvement.

  MatchShots on TargetMinutes Played
Steve Morison Sheff Wed vs Leeds 2 90
Steve Morison Reading vs Leeds 1 90
Steve Morison Charlton vs Leeds 1 90
Steve Morison Leeds vs Brentford 1 73
Steve Morison Leeds vs Birmingham 1 90
Steve Morison Leeds vs Wigan 1 45
Steve Morison Bolton vs Leeds 1 90
Steve Morison Leeds vs Wolves 1 90

Indeed, the Leeds striker made real progress at Sheffield Wednesday, doing something he hadn't managed all season.

The problem is, though, that that tells a story in itself.

Morison hit two shots on target on Saturday afternoon but it was the first time he'd got more than one on target so far this term - during the second-last game of the campaign.

However much the 31-year-old helps Leeds in the final third, then, and despite his two goals in two, the target man needs to show far more in the penalty area next season.

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