Brian McDermottSteve Morison is set to join Millwall on a season-long loan deal, according to Sky Sports. 

The 29 year-old striker spent arguably the best years of his career with the London club, before moving to Norwich City for an undisclosed fee in 2011.

Two years later, Norwich City arranged a cash plus Steve Morison deal to secure the transfer of Luciano Becchio from Leeds, a deal which drew widespread criticism from Whites fans.

The nature of his arrival at Elland Road meant Leeds fans never really warmed to Steve Morison. The shadow of Luciano Becchio’s 20 goals in 31 appearances last season hung over Morison, with his goalscoring record of 3 in 16 matches doing little to appease fans’ frustrations.

None of this was Morison’s fault of course. He’s just another victim of Ken Bates’ asset-stripping policies, the latest in a long line of players who’d been brought in on-the-cheap to replace the quality players the club had sold.

Morison is said to be earning £17.000 per week according to the Yorkshire Evening Post and his loan move to Millwall will free up the wages Brian McDermott needs to complete the transfer of Noel Hunt.

UPDATE: The club has now confirmed Steve Morison’s loan move to Millwall.