Rotherham United agree loan deal to sign Norwich City forward Carlton Morris

Carlton Morris (right) in action for Shrewsbury Town against Rotherham United in the League One play-off final in May 2018. It was his last competitive appearance due to a serious knee injury.
Carlton Morris (right) in action for Shrewsbury Town against Rotherham United in the League One play-off final in May 2018. It was his last competitive appearance due to a serious knee injury.
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ROTHERHAM UNITED have agreed a season-long loan deal to sign Norwich City striker Carlton Morris - and he will officially join the club on July 1.

Morris, 23, will link up with the Millers for a second loan stint after spending time at the club in the second half of 2016-17, where he made eight appearances.

The powerfully-built striker and Carrow Road academy product is seeking to make up for lost time after spending the whole of the 2018-19 season on the rehabilitation trail after suffering a serious knee injury last May.

The Cambridge-born player's last first-team appearance came in the League One play-off final at Wembley 12 months ago, when he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament while ironically playing for Shrewsbury Town against the Millers.

Morris struck ten times in 54 appearances for the Shrews in a season-long loan 2017-18, helping to earn the Shropshire side two trips to the national stadium, after scoring in the Checkatrade Trophy last-four victory over Yeovil and against Charlton in the second leg of the play-off semi-finals.

The forward spent loan spells earlier in his career at Oxford United, York City and Hamilton Academical, where he bagged eight goals in 32 outings for the SPL side.

Manager Paul Warne said: “I am really pleased. We need to pump up our strike force and Carlton is someone that I have wanted to sign.

“I have been speaking to him for a while now and I went down to sit with Norwich last week and explained what it is that I like about him, how we play and that I thought he would fit in.

“He plays off-the-shoulder, he is nice and quick, but big and strong. He has a great work ethic and he is exactly the sort of striker that thrives at this club, so he will join a pretty impressive front line and we will be looking to add another one there as well."