Morison has Jackett to thank

21-goal striker says rollicking saved Millwall career

Morison: 21 goals this season

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Millwall striker Steve Morison has revealed a rollicking from boss Kenny Jackett kick-started his career with the Lions.

Jackett paid Stevenage Borough £130,000 for Morison's services last summer after the 26-year-old boasted a return of 89 goals in 152 games in non-league football.

After initially struggling with the leap to League One, Morison eventually found his feet, grabbing 21 goals, helping Millwall to their second successive play-off final.

Morison cites constructive criticism from Jacket as the reason behind his form and by Saturday he could become a Championship player should the Lions overcome Swindon at Wembley.

"I had never been shouted at by the boss before, but it was just what I needed and it seems to have worked out well," Morison told The Times.


"I left that conversation knowing what I had to do and I went out there and did it.

"It has been a good season and if we can round it off with promotion, it would be fantastic."

Morison has had two successes at Wembley before, scoring in each of Stevenage's FA Trophy triumphs in 2007 and 2009, and defeat this time around is not on his mind.

He said: "Wembley is a massive stage and I'm hoping to keep my winning run going. I've never lost there and I don't want to find out what it's like."