Shrewsbury Town are closing in on the signing of Millwall striker Steve Morison.

The 35-year-old is set to join the League One side, as per a report by the Shropshire Star.

The experienced forward still has a year left to run on his contract at The Den but is leaving for a fresh challenge in the third tier.

Shrewsbury have been busy so far in the transfer window as Sam Ricketts looks to bolster his side. Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Daniel Udoh have already joined them from Wolves and AFC Telford United respectively. The Shropshire side will now bring in Morison as another option in attack.

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Morison, who turns 36 at the end of August, is a vastly experienced striker and has racked up over 650 appearances in his career, scoring 248 goals.

Millwall forward Steve Morison. Photo by Jon Hobley.

The Enfield-born striker started his career with spells at Northampton Town, Bishop’s Stortford Town and Stevenage before he was snapped up by Millwall in 2009 for his first spell with the Lions.

Morison scored 40 times in 95 games for the London side which earned him a move to the Premier League with Norwich City in 2011. He scored 1o top flight goals for the Canaries before joining Leeds United a year-and-a-half later.

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He spent two seasons at Elland Road before returning to Millwall. Morison scored 19 goals in all competitions the last time he played in League One in the 2016/17 season so Shrewsbury fans have reason to be excited about this potential signing.

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