Steve Morison: Shrewsbury Town sign Millwall striker on season-long loan

Steve Morison playing for Millwall
Steve Morison is just 12 short of 200 career goals with Northampton Town, Stevenage, Millwall, Norwich City and Leeds United

Shrewsbury Town have signed veteran Millwall and Wales striker Steve Morison on a season-long loan deal.

The 35-year-old Millwall legend, who scored 92 goals for the club in 336 appearances, has a further year to run on his Lions deal but now appears to have played his last game for the club.

"It was a sad day to leave Millwall," said Morison. "However, I wanted to join what Sam Ricketts is doing here.

"The opportunity has come up here and he's been well backed by the chairman."

Morison becomes Shrewsbury manager Ricketts' third signing of the summer.

He follows the arrival of fellow striker Daniel Udoh from non-league AFC Telford United for an undisclosed fee and defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell from Wolves.

Morison's near century of goals at The Den was topped by the goal which beat Bradford City at Wembley to return Millwall to the Championship in May 2017.

He scored five times in the Lions' first season back up but the majority of his appearances came off the bench last season and he scored just once.

Morison won 20 caps for Wales, between 2010 and 2012, playing alongside Ricketts.

He becomes the sixth former team-mate from Ricketts' playing days to sign for him at Shrewsbury, following Charles Reice-Cook and Romain Vincelot (Coventry (City), and Dave Edwards (Wolves), Scott Golbourne and Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolves).

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