Academy graduate looking to add to goals...TALENTED winger, Kieron Morris is hopeful of reproducing last year’s performance at Roots Hall that saw him register his first senior goal.
The 21-year old scored a late winner over Phil Brown’s side in last year’s Capital One Cup tie and has set his sights on adding to his goals tally if given the chance this weekend.
“I was brought on after about 75 minutes and I remember thinking I just wanted to make an impact on the rest of the game,” he explained. “I think I picked the ball up from Tayls with a few minutes left and just fired one towards goal. Luckily for me it moved in the air and flew past the keeper.
“I feel comfortable when I get a bit of space on the edge of the box.
“I know I’ve got a strong left foot and when I get the chance to see the gap I’ll always try and get a shot off.
“Gaffer and Rich [O’Kelly] always encourage me to shoot as I did on Tuesday for Rom’s goal so I just want to help the team with my share of goals this season.”
The Saddlers head to newly promoted Southend United on Saturday off the back of a dramatic 4-3 cup win over Nottingham Forest. Morris was handed his first start of the campaign at the City Ground and is excited by the teams attacking set up.
“They’ll be up for it,” he added. “I saw them in the playoff final and they’re a strong team.
“We know they’ll come flying at us from the start and be in our faces so we have to be up to the challenge.
“We have to put them on the back foot and try and impose ourselves on the game. If we can play like we did on Tuesday I think we’ll be ok.
“Our performance was spot on, on the night. Every player was at it from the start and scoring early on really helped.
“We’ve got a lot of speed and skill in the team this year so I think we'll be a threat to a lot of sides."