Millwall striker Steve Morison admits the lack of goals scored this season is affecting the team.

An Oliver Norwood penalty was enough to consign the Lions to a 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage on Saturday, extending their winless run to six games since October 21.

While Neil Harris’ men are seventh in the Sky Bet Championship for fewest goals conceded, less than upcoming opponents Sheffield United, they have also scored the fifth-least goals so far.

As a result, Morison says it has been difficult.

He told News Shopper: “Of course it weighs on us. It’s our job to score goals, if we’re not scoring goals [then] we’re not doing our job. So at the minute we’re not doing our job, we’re not good enough, we’re not performing. 

“It’s disappointing for the rest of the lads because they’re working very hard to keep clean sheets, which we are a part of, but our main aspect is to score goals.

"So we’re not doing it, so everyone who’s paid to score goals is not doing their job at the minute.

"We’re just not doing it on the Saturday at the minute or a Tuesday night, or whenever it is we’re playing and it’s affecting the team. There’s no point sugarcoating it. 

“We’re not scoring goals, we’re not going to win if we’re not scoring goals, and we can’t rely on Sav [George Saville] to score for us every week."

Saville, who arrived permanently from Wolves in the summer, has now scored as many league goals as the Millwall skipper, Lee Gregory, Tom Elliott and Aiden O’Brien put together.

However, Morison was dismissive when asked whether the squad could be added to in the January transfer window.

The 34-year-old added: “Why? Who do you go and get? There’s four of us already. Only two of us can play on one [team]. 

“[Bring someone in] and what if he doesn’t score for ten games? What are we going to do, get someone else in? And if he doesn’t score then get someone else in?

“It’s easy to say that. Who are going to go and get? Everyone who’s scoring goals is playing for teams. 

“It’s an easy excuse, but the stats talk for themselves from previous seasons and this season the stats have shown that we’ve not been good enough in front of goal.”

However, he remains focused on what needs to be done in order to address the ‘glaringly obvious’ issues.

He said: “There’s nothing you can do about it, you just have to keep working hard.

"If anyone wants to come and watch us train everyday, you will see that we can put the ball in the net plenty of times and we do it very, very well."