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Carlton Morris Pre Portsmouth

26 January 2018

Morris looks ahead to Fratton Park trip

Shrewsbury Town striker Carlton Morris admitted it was nice to get back in the goals last weekend, as he looked ahead to this weekend’s game against Portsmouth.

Morris had gone 15 games without scoring, but scored in Town’s 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers to take his tally to six for the season.

Morris admitted that it was good to be back amongst the goals, but he would rather have been on the winning side.

“It was nice”, said Carlton.

“Obviously I’d had a bit of drought, but in that time we’ve had some good results and I’ve had some good personal performances and the team’s had some good performances. It’s not the be all and end all for me, but it was nice to get a goal.

“You always find yourself looking in the programme to look at the stats to find your games to goal ratio, but if the teams winning I haven’t really got a problem with it.

“It’s always going to happen eventually. You’ve just got to make sure you are getting in the right positions, making the right movement, working hard on the training ground and it’s always going to come.”

Last weekend Town let a two goal lead slip against Doncaster and Carlton is looking to put that right on Saturday.

“It was a disappointing one, especially with our track record when we go a goal or two up”, Morris said.

“We are usually quite good at protecting it but obviously a couple of unfortunate events happened that made that unachievable on Saturday. But, that happens, it is part and parcel of football, and we’ve got to go and show a reaction tomorrow.

“We are always positive no matter what happens. No matter what result or form we are in we’ve got a good dressing room and we are always good at staying positive and keeping each other up.”

Over 17,000 fans are expected to be in the ground for tomorrow’s game at Fratton Park and Morris believes this squad relish the big occasion.

“Fratton Park will be a good experience”, said Carlton.

“I’ve heard good things about their ground and their fans, but we will never shy away from a big atmosphere. We’ve had big games against West Ham and away at Blackburn, so it’s something we can sink our teeth into.

“We’ve got a squad of players that want to achieve something. You’re not going to make it anywhere if you don’t have the sort of players that are willing to be on the big stage and pull-out the big performances, so it’s just another one that we’ve got to do tomorrow.”


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