Steve Morison has opened up about how he failed to hit the ground running at Leeds United during his time at Elland Road from 2013 to 2015.

The 36-year-old striker managed five goals in 42 appearances for the Whites during his time there and was shipped out on loan to Millwall.

Morison, who has played over 650 games so far in his career with spells with the likes of Stevenage, Millwall and Norwich City, now plays in League One for Shrewsbury Town.

Ex-Millwall forward Steve Morison (20) during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Millwall at the City Ground, Nottingham, England on 4 August 2017. Photo by Jon Hobley.

He has spoke about his time at Leeds, as per a report by News Shopper: “I failed at Leeds, I totally get that. I failed because of myself, not because of anyone else. I don’t need to tell you how much of a mess the club was [at the time], that’s a given, but I messed up. I made bad choice and I failed.”

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I was trying to prove a point without having the body to prove it. I was fighting a mental battle to prove people wrong. Physically, I couldn’t do it.”

He added: “Did I want to go to Leeds? No, I didn’t. Ultimately, my hand was forced. Getting a phone call on a Wednesday to say, ‘By the way, we’ve just done a swap deal with Luciano Becchio and you’re doing the other direction’ was a shock.”

Leeds are a massive club, something I hadn’t thought about, but when I did think about it, I thought, ‘It’s one hell of an opportunity.”

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