Steve Morison opened his Leeds United account against Blackpool last week and there is every chance he could go on to be a success at Elland Road.
As is the case with any striker, your first goal for a new club is crucial. It took Morison three and a half games to break his duck for Leeds after a deadline day move from Norwich, but now he can go from strength to strength.
The strike against Blackpool was during his first home game for the club too and he definitely looks like someone who will bond well with the Leeds fans. Again, an important factor for any new player.
In terms of the threat Morison brings, there is no doubt that it mostly comes in the air. He is capable of rising above defenders and powering the ball into the net.
His hold up play is good too and he can bring team-mates into the game, while his strength will ensure
opposition defenders know they are in the game from the word go.
The 29-year-old had a reputation at Norwich a disappointing work rate, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Like a few strikers, he just seems to look as if he is strolling around, when this is a false impression – Morison works hard.
There is of course a chance that he got frustrated at the Canaries. First-team opportunities were few and far between this season, while he always seemed to be a victim of the ‘boo boys’ that haunt every club.
Perhaps with a new lease of life up North, a promotion challenge, the No.9 shirt and playing in a team that suits his style will breed success. The performance and goal against Blackpool was certainly encouraging and now he will want to go from strength to strength.
After all, a confident Steve Morison will definitely be good for Leeds United as they battle for crucial Championship points.
Written by Thomas Rooney from Footballtips.com.