Steve Morison hopes goal quietens Norwich City critics

Steve Morison celebrates
Steve Morison sends a message to his critics after scoring against Arsenal

Norwich City striker Steve Morison is hoping his late equaliser against Arsenal will quieten his critics.

Morison's goal was his ninth of the season for the Canaries, but his first in 14 appearances.

"Let's see how many people ring up 'Canary Call' today and say I'm the worst player to ever wear a Norwich shirt," the 28-year-old told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"It was great to score, it shuts a few people up."

The former Northampton, Bishops Stortford and Stevenage forward was signed by Norwich manager Paul Lambert from Millwall last June after scoring 17 goals in 43 games for the Lions in the Championship. The fee was undisclosed, but understood to be around £2.8m.

He scored his first Premier League goal in the win over Sunderland at the end of September, and his header against West Bromwich Albion on 14 January gave him eight in 16 appearances. Since then, however, the 28-year-old has struggled for form and has been subject to increasing criticism from sections of the supporters.

"It's amazing the things a few people say and the stories they make up, I suppose they need something to talk about," Morison said.

"You hear the grumbles and your frustration might get the better of you sometimes and you get the hump with it, but as soon as you get back with the lads or with your family, that's it.

"I couldn't care less if I am the worst player in the team if I score plenty of goals. You want to score goals that pick up points, and [on Saturday] I managed that.

"All we wanted at the start of the season was to make sure we'd be coming back to places like the Emirates Stadium next season, and that was guaranteed a few weeks ago, so now we're looking to finish the season on a reasonable high."