Shrewsbury Town set to seal signing of experienced Millwall striker Steve Morison
Shrewsbury Town are today expected to confirm the signing of experienced Millwall striker Steve Morison.
The deal for the 35-year-old to become Sam Ricketts’ third new summer signing is set to be completed, although it could be a loan.
The former Wales international, who won 20 caps for his country where he was team-mates with Ricketts, scored once in 15 starts for the Lions last season. He made 44 outings in total.
Powerful frontman Morison, who turns 36 at the end of August, had another year on his contract at The Den after triggering a clause at the end of last season.
In all the Londoner, who made his name by scoring goals for Stevenage over a decade ago, enjoyed two spells at Millwall – between 2009-2011 and 2013-2019 – becoming a firm fans’ favourite.
Morison was an integral part of the Millwall side that won promotion from League One in 2017, netting 19 goals that term.
He dominated defences in the third tier and scored crucial goals as Millwall went up via the play-offs.
He has made more than 600 career appearances and scored almost 250 goals in all competitions.
The forward has not put a time-frame on calling time on his playing career and has been studying his coaching badges with Ricketts.
The former Norwich and Leeds man would follow Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Daniel Udoh as new signings at Town this summer and should join his new team-mates as they check back in at Sundorne for pre-season tomorrow.
Morison and Udoh join Fejiri Okenabirhie, Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Lee Angol and Lenell John-Lewis as Ricketts’ striking options for Salop.
Ricketts is expected to remain active in the window with players coming in and leaving.
Town are still believed to be in pole position to land exciting Wolves youngster Ryan Giles on loan. The Telford-born starlet has played wing-back for Wolves youth teams and could fill that void for Salop.