Lions trio set to fire on all cylinders

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When you look at a squad before the season, you assess where you need improvement or numbers, as well as key aspects to help out, but a goal scorer is definitely a must.

Luckily for Millwall, they are very fortunate to have three quality marksmen up top to begin the season.

Neil Harris has become invaluable to Millwall over the years and has scored many vital goals in all tiers of the Football League and, even in his latter stages of his career, his experience and eye for a goal will definitely be key.

Along with that experience is Kevin Lisbie, who is vastly experienced in his own right, was what I feel, a master stroke signing by Kenny Jackett when he snapped the striker up on loan. Coming into his prime now the Championship could be the platform to progress yet again. Look at Kevin Phillips who managed to do that at West Brom and now Birmingham City.

And, of course, the Lions have the new league star in the shape of Steve Morison. Fresh from his call up to the Wales squad, Morison will be itching to bulge the back of the net; which isn’t a problem for him.

Probably one of the best players to come out of non league since Freddy Eastwood and Gary Hooper, his progression and quality is for all to see and, although I feel international football may be too soon, his mentality to break that boundary should certainly aid him.

All three would love to bring momentum into this campaign for sure. Look at the likes of Jermaine Beckford who earned his Premier League move and has hit pre season running with Everton.

And of course Grant Holt of Norwich who has deserved his step up after a slightly unfair stint at Nottingham Forest, and who only scored three more league goals then Steve Morison last season.

With 47 goals between this trio last season in League One last season you can see why Millwall got promoted - and Lisbie's goals nearly got Colchester amongst the play-off contenders in a very difficult league.

Lewis Grabban is waiting in the wings, but the youngster may have to wait his turn; although anything can happen.

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