First senior goal has Morris dancing as we make Cup progress...
CAPITAL One Cup hero, Keiron Morris, insists the hard work he put in during pre-season is starting to pay off.
The 20-year old was handed a new deal at the end of the last campaign and came off the bench to score the winner in Tuesday’s 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Southend United.
“It’s great to finally get my name on the scoresheet,” he said. “We came up against a good, competitive side who made it difficult for us.
"When I came on I just wanted to make an impact; I’ve gone into the new season feeling confident and hope to get more appearances under my belt and add more goals to my name.”
Mal Benning, another of Walsall’s youth system graduates, put The Saddlers ahead mid-way through the first half, turning home an Andy Taylor cross off the underside of the bar.
The hosts then levelled through a powerful Ryan Leonard free-kick before Morris crashed home five minutes from time to put The Saddlers into Wednesday evening's second round draw.
“When the ball came to me, I just tried to get a shot off and I was buzzing when it went in," he added. "I felt that I made an impact when I came on and now I want to kick on from here.
“All the hard work over the summer is beginning to pay off. I know the areas of my game that need improvement but I am prepared to put the work in.”