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Paul Hurst on Carlton Morris

Gaffer gives his thoughts on the signing of Carlton Morris from Norwich City

11 July 2017

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst was pleased to be able to get another striker on the books with the addition of Carlton Morris.

Morris joins on loan from Norwich City and has previously had spells with the likes of Rotherham United and Hamilton Academical

Paul was pleased to bring him in and believes he adds good competition to the group.

“He’s a centre forward that we obviously need within the squad to compliment what we’ve already got there”, Paul told ShrewsWeb.

“He fits into what we keep talking about as a young and hungry player who has had a couple of loan spells and I think will see this as an opportunity to really kick-on and get some goals for us in League One.

“He’s mobile, strong, quick, got a little bit of everything in truth and he’s been on my radar for the past 18 months, so I’m pleased to get him in and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Carlton stands at 6ft 2inches tall and Paul believes he will add more presence to the Town frontline.

“He’s got all the attributes of a centre forward”, Hurst said.

“He’s used to playing on his own and I think that’s the hardest way to do it. If you can play upfront on your own then I think you can always accommodate with a partner and I think with him and Lenny we have two lads that are more that comfortable playing upfront on their own if needs be.

“I think there was a lot of interest in him, but he’s spoken to Ebou (Adams) and thankfully Ebou likes it and spoke well about the football club and ourselves, so that helped get it over the line.

“I’m now keen to get started with him. He comes in with plenty of time still left to get him involved and part of the squad and from everything I’ve heard about him he will fit in, so hopefully that will be the case.”

Last week Paul spoke about trying to bring in two forwards before the end of the transfer window, but he admitted the signing of Morris had eased his worries in that area.

“We have got options”, said Paul.

“I don’t need to jump desperately in for another striker, but we will continue to look and if we could add another one then that’s what we will look to do.”

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