Steve Morison feels Brian McDermott didn’t give him a fair chance at Elland Road after shipping the under-performing striker out on loan to Millwall.

Speaking to the News Shopper, Morison said;

Steve Morison“I turned up for the first day of pre-season for Leeds and the manager said he didn’t want me, he told me I can leave and so I left.

“Obviously I didn’t expect that at all, I went in expecting to start pre-season training and that happened.

“I just said ‘OK, I won’t be in for training tomorrow’ and went and found myself another club.

“It might have been a money decision. But it isn’t my problem if they couldn’t handle the finances properly. [Brian McDermott] had seven weeks to tell me, didn’t he? But we move on.”

Morison struggled to impress at Elland Road following a move from Norwich City as part of a controversial transfer which saw Luciano Becchio head in the opposite direction.

Perhaps unfairly, Morison was never really taken in by the Leeds United faithful because he represented the loss of a high-performing striker whose shadow hung over Morison throughout his Elland Road stay.

While injuries certainly played a part in Morison’s struggles, a return of just 3 goals in 16 appearances for the Whites simply wasn’t good enough. The striker will forever be associated with the Luciano Becchio transfer and remembered as the worst transfer deal Neil Warnock made. In hindsight, the deal was probably the beginning of the end for Neil Warnock.