Marvin on cloud 9 after Coventry victory
By Matt Johnson
Match-winner Marvin Morgan expressed his unconfined joy after a first goal in 13 games gave Town their maiden away victory of the season against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.
Morgan stuck the only goal of the game midway through the second half to complete a mesmeric double over the Sky Blues and the striker admitted his overwhelming relief at breaking his longstanding baron spell.
“I think it’s a due away win and a goal for myself,” said Morgan. “I haven’t scored in a long while and it’s been a bit of a horrible duck, but it’s good to get the goal, and it’s good to get the win.
“When we played Coventry at home earlier on the season we absolutely battered them 4-1 and so I think we went into the game confident. I think we had a lot in our play today and we were really confident about getting a result.”
Over 1400 Salop fans made the trip across the Midlands for the New Years Day clash and Morgan insisted that the supersonic vocal support not only spurred on the team performance, but boosted his confidence in front of goal to net the winner.
“The fans are quality. New Years Day - I think there would’ve been a few ‘hanging’ bodies that came to the game but I think they were quality. It’s always good to get the goal in front of them and obviously it gets them going and gets us going so all in all it was a great result.
“In my situation, having not scored for so long, you just want to get a goal anywhere and I think when that chance came, I was just focusing on getting it on target and hoping, so now I’ll set my sights on building on getting more goals.”
Victory moves Town seven points clear of the drop zone and with strugglers Scunthorpe and Hartlepool to play in the next two games, Morgan is hoping for a positive points return to consolidate a safe mid-table position.
“If you look at our next two games we play Scunthorpe and Hartlepool at home. We should be thinking about six points or four at least, so I think we can go into those next games more confident and bear in mind that we’re on a high at the minute.
“You’ve got to be and have to be positive. It’s bad to think about relegation and it’s nice to think about promotion and play-offs, but you have to be realistic and look for consolidation in the league and then start building again.”
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