Midfielder Morris looking to impress in the FA Cup
Shrewsbury Town Midfielder Bryn Morris is hopeful that he can push his claim for a regular first-team spot when Town take on Morecambe in the FA Cup tomorrow.
Morris performed well in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat against Bradford and with Captain Abu Ogogo currently suspended he is hopeful that he can get another 90 minutes under his belt.
“Obviously I’ve had to wait a bit because the teams been flying, so there’s not much you can do apart from work hard on the training ground, stay in the best shape possible and then be ready for your chance.
“Hopefully, the Gaffer thought I did alright. Hopefully, I will play again on Saturday and just try and put another good performance in for myself.
“I know that Abs is waiting to come back in and he’s the captain, so he’s going to be in the manager’s thoughts to go straight back in, but all I can do is try and make myself undroppable.”
Bryn made his professional debut in the FA Cup for Middlesbrough in 2013 and he admits that the competition is one that he would like to do well in.
“It’s another game that we want to win”, Morris said.
“It’s good for any team, especially in the lower leagues, to get a good cup run and it will hopefully put us in a good position to go into the next round and get a good draw.
“You grow up watching the cup and see small teams play against big teams. It’s a good opportunity to show what you are about personally and as a team, if you get into the rounds where the bigger teams come in.”
Town might be playing lower league opposition in the form of Morecambe on the weekend, but Morris has no plans to take them lightly.
“We’ve just got to take each game as it comes”, said Bryn.
“We’ve got to approach each came as if it was a league game and we are playing one of the best teams in the league. That’s how we’ve got to go into the game and hopefully get the job done.
“I’d like to think going into the game we will focus on ourselves rather than them. We are doing well, we’ve got our own philosophy and we will stick to that. It’s doing well for us now, so I don’t see why we wouldn’t do it again just because it’s a cup game against a lower side.”