Jackett confirms Morison talks
Kenny Jackett hopes Steve Morison will sign a new deal as Mark Robins lamented a lacklustre display.
Last Updated: 28/01/11 10:39pm
Kenny Jackett is optimistic Steve Morison will sign a new contract after the striker scored in Millwall's 2-0 win over Barnsley, which left Mark Robins lamenting a lacklustre performance.
Skysports.com revealed on Friday that Morison is close to agreeing a new two-and-a-half year contract at The Den after attracting interest from Fulham in the transfer window.
The Wales international underlined his credentials by opening the scoring against Barnsley and Jackett confirmed talks are ongoing regarding Morison's future.
Jackett said: "We've talked to Steve. I don't know at what stage those guys are at but we are in negotiations.
"It was a good finish, he kept it down well on his left foot outside the post. It was an easy one to miss on your wrong foot and it was the vital first goal."
James Henry added a second eight minutes before half-time with a 20-yard drive which took a wicked deflection off Tykes full-back Matthew Hill.
The second half was something of a non-event but Jackett was not complaining after a fourth straight home win which moved his side up to eighth, just three points shy of the top six.
"It was a very good start and a good win after the defeat at Leicester last week," he added.
"The second half was a bit surreal but we saw it through.
"We don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves. It's the old adage of taking each game as it comes, and if we are still up there in March then we can start looking in the right direction. You have to look short term in this industry."
It all added up to a second wasted trip to South London in the space of a month for the 270 hardy Barnsley fans after the original fixture was called off a couple of hours before kick-off.
Jacob Butterfield could have dragged Barnsley back into the game with 10 minutes remaining, but their chances disappeared along with the midfielder's shot as it flew wide.
"It took us two goals to get going," said Tykes manager Robins.
"We were lacklustre. You know when you come to The Den about Millwall's energy and that they work hard, but we didn't get to grips with it.
"We were a soft touch, which was disappointing. But it was our third game in six days and it's taken its toll."