Boro announce replacement for Morison

Boro have moved quickly to announce the signing of Salisbury striker Charlie Griffin as a replacement for the departing Steve Morison. The 29-year-old has signed on a free transfer after being out of contract at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium with Morison

Boro have moved quickly to announce the signing of Salisbury striker Charlie Griffin as a replacement for the departing Steve Morison.

The 29-year-old has signed on a free transfer after being out of contract at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium with Morison set for a move to the Football League this summer with Millwall his most likely destination.

Griffin plundered 21 goals for Salisbury last season and manager Graham Westley is planning to send the striker to a speed clinic just as he did with Morison this season to improve the player.

Chairman Phil Wallace explained that Westley has been keeping his eye on the former Swindon man. He said: "Graham has liked this lad for a while and thinks that some of the specialist work that made such a difference to Steve Morison could help improve Charlie Griffin too.

"He set up this deal immediately the season ended for Salisbury and we knew he was available. He's had a few clubs in for him but liked the set-up at Stevenage and signed yesterday at Wembley."

Wallace confirmed Griffin's signing paves the way for Morison to leave Boro after the 25-year-old set the club on the path to FA Trophy glory on Saturday.

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But Wallace hinted more additions could be made to the Boro squad later this week.

"This signing opens up the way for Steve Morison to make a move into the Football League, but we're still hoping to do one or two more next week with proven goalscoring forwards still our priority. There won't be too many changes as Graham has made it clear that consistency is important but we are sure we can improve in certain areas over the summer.

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