Jackett happy at Morison deal

Injured striker gives boost to play-off hopefuls

Morison: Big boost to Lions

Kenny Jackett has revealed his joy that influential striker Steve Morison has signed a new deal at the club.

As revealed by skysports.com earlier this week, Morison was poised to sign a new deal at the club after coming to an agreement over a two-and-a-half year extension.

Currently sidelined with a muscle strain, the 13-goal front-man has penned a deal to keep him at the Championship club until 2013.

The future of the 27-year-old former Northampton and Stevenage player had been the centre of much speculation during the January transfer window.

Speaking after his side grabbed a late injury-time winner against Doncaster Rovers, Lions boss Jackett admitted the player committing his future was a big boost to the club.

"I think you always miss a player of Steve's ability and then you're looking at new partnerships as well and those partnerships are very important," said Jackett.

"I'm very pleased Steve has signed a new deal and he's optimistic about his future here and what we are going to do.

"You always think your phone's going to ring and a Premier League club is going to come in but that is always the likelihood when you're doing well as a club."