Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Late Developer Enjoying Life at the Top

In what has been a remarkable rise up the football ladder for Welsh international Steve Morison, he looks as if he has finally found his level in the Premier League, in what has been a remarkable season for everyone connected with Norwich City.

His ninth goal of the season was enough to ensure yet another crucial three points for the Canaries in their clash at West Brom on Saturday. 

It was the third consecutive league game that the Enfield born man has found the net, in what has been a fantastic start to 2012.

Steve Morrison 
Having failed to make his mark in league football at Northampton he had to start over again in the non league first with Bishop’s Stortford on loan, which was followed by a perm move to Stevenage.

He took the Conference by storm scoring seventy league goals in three seasons, and caught the attention of Millwall and was an instant success bagging twenty one goals in his opening season and securing promotion for the New Den club.

His second and final season at Millwall saw fifteen league goals and ensured that the stayed clear of the drop, international recognition followed from Wales.

In June the big chance came around for the 6’ 2” striker as Paul Lambert paid just short of three million for him.

To be honest I did not think he would be well suited to the Premier League and it was a slow start he did not find the net until a 2-1 home win against Sunderland in September.

He had although registered his first international goal against Montenegro in a Welsh victory that went a long to secure his country of birth’s place at Euro 2012.

He has made a sensational start to 2012 and Norwich find themselves only needing four more victories for survival. As fans and pundits fret about the defensive lapses at Norwich they must be delighted with the formidable partnership Morison has formed with club captain Grant Holt.

Grant Holt
At times Morison has had to lead the line alone and is just as effective. His winner at the Hawthorns was a brilliant finish, his position and then sheer power was too much for West Brom to handle as Lambert’s men stole all three points on the break.

Despite being a late developer in the top of the game Morison keeps on improving and going from strength to strength, at club and international level he is now the focal point of all forward play and has the temperament to handle the pressures.

There will not have been many defenders who would have heard of Steve Morison in August, but you can be rest assured they are now all to aware of him now.

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