Leeds United: Goal in front of Kop taken pressure off Morison - Ormsby

Steve Morison. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Steve Morison. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hi Brendan, what do you make of Steve Morison so far – do you think he is a similar player to Luciano Becchio or has other qualities?

I THINK he is a different player to Becchio and is more of an old-fashioned type of centre-forward.

He is more of a big target-man to hit, for me. Becchio could compete in the air, but he was more used to having the ball down at his feet and holding defenders off and turning them.

Morison is more hold it up, lay it off and then get into the box. It seems to be more a case of get it up to his chest and play it off.

Fair play, he took his goal well against Blackpool on Wednesday following the mis-kick by Stephen Crainey.

Morison didn’t panic and took his time and picked his spot, which impressed me.

That will have given him a lot of confidence, especially to score in front of the Kop at Elland Road.

Scoring your first goal at a big club like Leeds is bound to be a weight off your shoulders and will have given him a good feeling.

It will have settled him down and gee him on a bit and, hopefully, it will be the first of many and he will score as many as possible.

In terms of his general play, I thought he did all right. He looks a hard worker.

Looking in the Elland Road programme, he’s coming up to 30 this year, so he has been around a fair while with a bit of experience. He still looks fairly fit as well.

I watched him when he came on from the bench at Manchester City in the FA Cup on Sunday but you could not read much into that game as it had gone by the time he was introduced.

He played in a three up front against Blackpool, with Ross McCormack and Luke Varney.

Fair dos to Varney, I know he might not be one of my favourites, but I thought he had a good game and played better than he has done previously.

McCormack looked busy and the middle men, Michael Tonge and David Norris, looked a lot better than the lads there on Sunday, Rudolph Austin and Michael Brown.

They look to have a bit more about them, football-wise. When Brown came on, the first thing he did was whack someone! I don’t know why he does that sometimes; he did it against Frank Lampard in the Chelsea game.

Maybe he gets carried away, but that is the type of player he is and he has had done well lately, to be honest, with his commitment showing through.

Overall, I thought we played some decent football on Wednesday. We deserved to win it and I was quite impressed.

It was actually a decent game and both teams had their spells with Tom Ince looking a good player for them.

It was fast-paced and entertaining and it was a good three points for us and just about keeps our play-off hopes alive.

Luke Ayling

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