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Morgan backing Gornell to deliver

27 September 2012

Marvin praises strike partner

Marvin Morgan believes the goals will start to flow for his hard working strike partner Terry Gornell once the Liverpudlian gets off the mark.
 
Morgan, who leads Shrewsbury Town's scoring list with four after last weekend's double at Hartlepool, is a big admirer of Gornell and feels it's only a matter of time before he starts weighing in.
 
Perhaps it could be a positive omen with Swindon the Greenhous Meadow visitors this weekend given Morgan and Gornell grabbed the goals in a 2-1 win over Paolo Di Canio's side last August.
 
"In training, Terry's smashing them from all angles and they're going in," said Morgan. "He's a great player, one of the best I've played with. His first touch is a joke, he can do anything. He'll get his goal and he'll start getting goals."
 
As for Morgan, he's enjoying his football and is pleased he's become a consistent marksman in the opening weeks of the season as he attempts to better his 11 goal tally in league and cup last season.
 
He said: "Everyone knows I'm quite confident and I believe in my own ability - and the gaffer believes in my ability.
 
"He believed in me last year to sign me. There was a lot of interest but there were only a few managers who made an offer to me. He also tried to get me to Hereford when I was at Aldershot.
 
"When it wasn't going right the first three of four games this season and I was missing a few chances, he still stuck by me as a manager and I respect him for that.
 
Morgan added: "When I scored against Tranmere it was more a relief than anything else at breaking the duck.
 
"I played in League One two seasons ago (on loan at Dagenham) and I didn't score. I was playing under a different manager and a different way of playing but you get get rated on goals and I didn't score when I played in League One last time.
 
"I made 12 appearances and I didn't score so it plays on your mind.
 
"You then come into a new division here, the club and the fans are buzzing, and you go three games and you haven't scored.
"It was a relief when I scored against Tranmere, then I got the goal against Coventry, and you're more relaxed then in front of goal. You don't have to think about things."  
 
Meanwhile, Marvin Morgan is the player in the spotlight for the 20 Questions feature in Saturday's matchday programme against Swindon, available in and around the ground for £3.


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