Millwall boss on Steve Morison’s contract situation – and why he will always have a future at The Den

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By Richard Cawley

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Steve Morison will be a Millwall player again next season – with absolutely no doubts he will pen a contract extension.

That is the verdict of Lions boss Neil Harris who fully expects to be working again with the striker, who turned 35 in August, in the 2019-20 season.

Morison has played 304 games for Millwall and netted 91 goals.

In the previous campaign he had a clause in his contract which triggered a new deal after playing a set amount of matches.

But the club captain previously told the South London Press that his current terms no longer have that in place.

Morison has started eight of the Lions’ 12 Championship matches and he has been brought on in the other four.

Harris said: “We all know Steve Morison’s contribution as a leader, captain and his performances on the pitch.

“Whether it is from the start of a game or coming off the bench as an impact sub, he has a huge part to play.

“He’s my captain and while I’m at the club Moro has a future with us. And committing his future to the club in the short term and beyond this season won’t be in question. I would’ve thought it will just be when [he signs].

“Sometimes a lot is made about contracts, it is a bit of paper. Moro knows my thoughts. His role in the squad and the team is hugely influential.

“Moro will be here, no doubt, after this season.

“You need players who can identify with the football club and understand what it means to the fanbase. Someone like Steve Morison has been here a long time and gets it.

“Moro is still extremely fit and hungry to play. Whether he is scoring goals or leading from the front is just as important – then have been so many good performances from Moro, with and without goals, over the last four years. There are plenty more to come.”

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