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Morgan Feeney | First Interview

28 June 2023

Interviews

Morgan Feeney | First Interview

28 June 2023

Morgan Feeney sat down with the Shrewsbury Town media team after putting pen to paper on a two-year deal at The Croud Meadow.

The 24-year-old has been highly sought-after this summer after skippering Carlise to League Two promotion last season.

And today he became our second signing in the space of 24 hours following the permanent capture of Carl Winchester.

Born in Bootle, Morgan came through the Everton youth system and was named skipper of the Toffee’s under-23s side at just 18 years old. 

He has also represented England's under-17s, under-18s and under-19s.

Speaking to Town's media team, the talented centre-back explained why he opted to head to The Croud Meadow. 

He also discussed his career so far and his hopes for the 2023/24 campaign.

ON JOINING SHREWSBURY: 

"I’m delighted, I’m made up that it’s finally done and I can’t wait to get started with all the lads. 

"I know how big a club this is and the club’s ambitions certainly matched mine. 

"It’s a really exciting challenge for me – that is what drew me to the club and I’m really excited to get going."

ON HOW HE HEARD ABOUT THE INTEREST: 

"There has been a bit of interest for a while now. 

"Micky has been in contact so it was just about getting it done as quickly as we could. 

"Micky was the first one to reach out and then it all went from there. 

"I met Matt (head coach Matt Taylor) today for the first time and it was good to sit down with him and have a good chat. 

"Like I said, now I’m just really excited to get going." 

ON SKIPPERING CARLISLE TO PROMOTION: 

"We had a really good season last year. We had a really good group there and I really enjoyed my football. 

"We were progressing and looking to achieve something which we did. 

"I played a lot of minutes last season which I am really happy about, hopefully I will do something similar here." 

ON BEING EVERTON UNDER-23s CAPTAIN AS WELL AS CARLISLE SKIPPER: 

“I like to think it shows I’m a leader. I take responsibility. 

"I’m really grateful to have had the opportunity to wear the armband at teams like that. 

"Hopefully I can bring those experiences here and that will bode well for the lads." 

ON BEING A DEFENDER WITH AN ATTACKING THREAT: 

“I obviously want to score goals as well as defend - I’d like to add a few more this year. 

"The head coach has already told me I need to work on my celebration! I'm going to have to work on that at the training ground. He’s obviously not very happy with what he’s seen. 

"Hopefully I can contribute at that end of the pitch as well."

ON HIS STYLE OF PLAY: 

“I’ll always give 100 per cent, I like to get stuck in. 

"But I think it’s important these days that you can be comfortable on the ball and play out as well so I like to bring that mix to the team. 

"First and foremost as a defender you are striving for clean sheets.

"But I do think you have to always give 100 per cent – that is what every fan wants to see. I will certainly do that."

ON WHO HE KNOWS IN THE TOWN SQUAD:

"I know Brizz (Aiden O’Brien) and Flanno (Tom Flanagan) from my time at Sunderland. It will be good to see a few familiar faces.” 

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