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WHITNEY HAILS SUPER-SUB MORRIS

20 April 2016

Winger grabbed Saddlers' equaliser against Swindon...

Head coach Jon Whitney hailed winger Kieron Morris after the youngster stepped off the bench to score Walsall’s equalising goal in our 1-1 draw with Swindon.

The 21-year-old was introduced after 68 minutes with the Saddlers trailing 1-0 to Michael Doughty’s 59th-minute strike.

And the Saddlers’ youth product made an instant impact, levelling just three minutes later with a cool, placed finish after a fine run.

It was his second goal of the campaign – and fifth in Walsall colours.

And Whitney was full of praise for Morris - not just for his performance against Swindon but for his attitude on the training ground.

“He’s a good player and he is always my next one – you’d have no problem with putting him on,” said Whitney.

“He’s a match winner and can score goals. He almost got one against Gillingham last Tuesday and nearly scored again on Saturday.

“We need ball carriers on the pitch when people are getting fatigued and Kieron does that all day in training.

“His attitude when he’s not been playing has been fantastic. He goes in early and he’s one of the last to go home. He does his work and he never grumbles.

“I’m not saying he’s happy with not starting – he’s really frustrated – but he does it the right way.

“And if you look at our bench, they all do it the right way, and when called upon they do a really good job. The bench is really strong and that’s very pleasing for me.

“Kieron got his rewards last night.”

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