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Carlton Morris post Rotherham United

18 February 2018

Carlton's thoughts after the home defeat to Rotherham

Shrewsbury Town will go into Tuesday night’s home clash with Gillingham high on confidence, despite suffering a 1-0 defeat to Rotherham on Saturday, according to striker Carlton Morris.

The 22-year-old Norwich loanee, who featured for 74 minutes against the Millers before being replaced by Lenell John-Lewis, claims Town had the better of the chances at the Montgomery Waters Stadium.

“It was a show of two tough sides to play against today,” Morris told the press. “But it was a sloppy goal for us to concede, and we were pretty solid other than that.

“They didn’t have many chances – we had the better of the chances I’d say – so it’s tough to take a loss like that, but that’s part of the parcel of playing football.

“We started well and had the early chances, but if you don’t take your chances when you’re against a good team, on a good run, you’re going to get punished.”

Salop had beaten Rotherham earlier in the season, claiming a 2-1 victory in mid-November, and Morris admitted he felt his side could have easily came away with another win.

“Before the game I was confident we could have beat them, and on another day, I think we would’ve – like we did at their place – but it wasn’t to be today,” he said.

“We can go now and look to bounce back on Tuesday, and hopefully put right what we did wrong today.”

Next up for Paul Hurst’s men is another home game, this time against Gillingham, and Morris, who has eight goals to his name, is in confident mood.

“We prep really well for games, so we’ll be ready for Tuesday, I’m sure it’ll be another battle, so we just need to roll our sleeves up and show them what we’re made of,” said the striker.

“There’s a lot of games, but the coaching team here are really good, and they keep us all in pretty good shape, we’re a fit team, so we’re raring to go on Tuesday.

“We know no matter who comes here – we’re capable of beating anyone in this league – so we go into that match full of confidence.”

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