Millwall have confirmed that club Captain Steve Morison has joined League One side Shrewsbury Town on loan for the 2019/20 season.
Steve Morison is a legend at Millwall and sits fifth in the clubs all time record goal-scorers list. It is a slight turn of events as Neil Harris had said last season that Morison would be at Millwall next season but the striker who turns 36 this year has decided to move on to carry on playing.
With him turning 36 this year it is likely to be his last year playing and he has been preparing for retirement in recent years by studying for his coaching badges.
His departure sparks the end of an era at Millwall with both Lee Gregory and now Morison departing the club. Gregory is set to sign for Stoke City after deciding not to renew his Millwall contract after being offered fresh terms. He will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June. Between them they scored 109 goals across four seasons including the most important one in Millwall’s recent history. Gregory assisted Morison’s winner at Wembley against Bradford City.
Steve Morison first joined Millwall in the summer of 2009, that season ended in promotion to the Championship with Morison scoring 23 goals. He scored a further 17 the following season as Millwall adjusted to life in the Championship. He then departed for Norwich City. A spell with Leeds followed before returning to The Den for the 2013/14 season.
Following the appointment of Neil Harris, Morison returned for a third spell at the club and formed an incredible partnership with Lee Gregory as the two fired Millwall back to the Championship in 2017.
Morison has spoken to Shrewsbury’s official website and said “It was a sad day to leave Millwall. However I wanted to join what Sam’s doing here. The opportunity has come up here and he’s been well backed by the Chairman.
“It’s nice to come down today and see the ground and the training ground, you can really see what Sam’s trying to put into place. His backroom staff are fantastic as well.
“I can’t wait to get involved, as I said earlier it was a tough moment when the realisation came that I had to leave Millwall, but coming here and meeting Sam and the Chairman has put a smile back on my face.
Morison leaves Millwall having made a total of 335 appearances and scoring 92 goals.