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18 October 2019 08:48

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The 36-year-old, who scored the winning goal for Millwall in the 2017 League One play-off final against the Bantams, has left Shrewsbury to take up a coaching position with Northampton, the club he made his debut for at the age of 18 in April 2002. Former Leeds United ace Morison, who played 20 times at senior level for Wales, scored goals in the top six divisions of the English pyramid plus once for his country. He said: "I've spent an amazing two decades as a professional footballer and have so many wonderful memories, but I feel the time is right to move on to the next stage of my career - and I couldn't be more excited. Morison also played for Bishop's Stortford and Stevenage and Norwich. Steve Morison scored the winner in Millwall's 2016-17 League One play-off final victory over Bradford Former Millwall and Wales striker Steve Morison has retired from professional football at the age of 36.

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Morison, who signed a one-year deal with Shrewsbury in August, has agreed to take an academy coaching role with League Two club Northampton Town. He scored 92 goals in 336 games in two spells with Millwall and also played for Norwich, Leeds and Stevenage. "I've spent an amazing two decades as a professional footballer and have so many wonderful memories," he said. "But I feel the time is right to move on to the next stage of my career - and I couldn't be more excited." Morison won 20 caps for Wales between 2010 and 2012, scoring once, and also netted in each of the top six divisions of English football. He failed to score in eight appearances for League One Shrewsbury, who he initially joined on loan from Millwall before signing a one-year deal in August.

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"I'd like to thank the Shrewsbury chairman Roland Wycherley, chief executive Brian Caldwell, and manager Sam Ricketts, for being so understanding regarding my situation, and I wish them the very best for the coming season and beyond," Morison added. The 36-year-old striker has announced his retirement and is to begin his coaching career at his first club Northampton. He joined Town on loan from Millwall in the summer but that move was made permanent after a positive start, the former Wales international penning a deal until the end of the season. Morison, who played for Wales and did his coaching badges alongside Shrews boss Sam Ricketts, has not been involved in Town's last four games. His last start was on August 31 at Ipswich.

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Morison said: "I've spent an amazing two decades as a professional footballer and have so many wonderful memories, but I feel the time is right to move on to the next stage of my career – and I couldn't be more excited. "I learned so much while playing for my country and some great clubs, alongside and under so many fantastic players and managers, that I can't wait to put it all into practice as a manager and coach in my own right. "Coaching at Northampton, the club I started at as an 18-year-old and continue to live nearby, is going back to where it all started for me as a player. "As such it feels like a good place for me to start my coaching career and hopefully that can follow a similar path to the top as I experienced while playing. It was an offer I couldn't turn down." Morison also played for Leeds and Norwich.

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He made his Cobblers bow in April 2002. "An opportunity has come up for Moro to progress into the next stage of his career," said Ricketts. "He has done all of his coaching badges and his pro licence and wants to move into that field. Something has come up and we don't want to stand in the way of him doing that." Former Wales international Steve Morison has announced his retirement and is going back to his first professional club to start his coaching career. The 36-year-old has left Shrewsbury to take up a coaching position with Northampton, the club he made his debut for at the age of 18 in April 2002. Morison, who played 20 times at senior level for Wales, scored goals in the top six divisions of the English pyramid plus once for his country. Morison said: "I've spent an amazing two decades as a professional footballer and have so many wonderful memories, but I feel the time is right to move on to the next stage of my career – and I couldn't be more excited. "I learned so much while playing for my country and some great clubs, alongside and under so many fantastic players and managers, that I can't wait to put it all into practice as a manager and coach in my own right. "Coaching at Northampton, the club I started at as an 18-year-old and continue to live nearby, is going back to where it all started for me as a player. "As such it feels like a good place for me to start my coaching career and hopefully that can follow a similar path to the top as I experienced while playing. It was an offer I couldn't turn down." Morison also played for Bishop's Stortford and Stevenage, Leeds and Norwich.