Morrison move makes it a defensive double for Wednesday

Last updated : 07 January 2011 By C. Morris

Sheffield Wednesday today completed the signing of Leicester City defender Michael Morrison to make it a double defensive capture this week following the earlier acquisition of Reda Johnson from Plymouth.

Morrison has signed a three and a half year deal at Hillsborough, moving from the Foxes for an undisclosed fee and is eligible to play in the Owls F.A. Cup tie at Bristol City on Saturday. He made over 100 appearances for Cambridge between 2005 and 2008 having graduated through their youth academy and moved on to Leicester in the summer of 2008.

The   6 foot tall defender made over 30 appearances in his first season at the Walkers Stadium as the Foxes won promotion from League One and followed that up with another 30 appearances in the Championship as they finished the next season in the top six. The season ended in disappointment however as injury prevented him from taking part in the play-off’s and Leicester lost out to Cardiff in the semi-finals.

This season Morrison has made a total of 15 appearances in league and cup, scoring one goal. Having initially played a great deal at centre-back Morrison has also become adept in the right-back role in recent times and at 22 years old he is a another player who potentially has his best years in football ahead of him.