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MORRIS SIGNS NEW DEAL

25 May 2016

Kieron Morris signs new contract until the summer 2018...

EXCITING midfield-man, Kieron Morris has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The 21-year old academy graduate has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Banks’s, starting eighteen times for the Saddlers whilst coming off the bench on a further twenty-four occasions.

A technically gifted midfielder who is confident with both feet, Morris has been deployed on either wing and in a central-role this season and will now be contracted to the club until the summer of 2018.

Having amassed three goals this term, including a Goal of the Season nomination for his effort against Gillingham back in October, Morris has set his sights on adding to his goal tally in the coming seasons.

"I’m delighted,” admitted Morris. “I’ve played a lot more games this season and I’m really enjoying my football at the moment.

“Last year I had to go out on loan and get that experience but ever since I returned I think I’ve kicked on again.

“Everyone knows if I get the chance I’m not afraid to shoot and I’m probably a little unlucky to have only scored three times to be honest. I think I’ve hit the post more than anyone else this season!

“This is a great club for young players to develop and we’ve got a good group of young players coming through at the moment. You get a chance to prove yourself here and if you’re good enough you’ll be thrown in.

"Hopefully next year I can start even more games and score more goals.”

The Hereford-born youngster made his debut for the club as a 19-year-old under Dean Smith in the 2013-14 season.

After making two substitute appearances, he was made to wait until the final game of the campaign before being handed his first senior start against Colchester United.

He came off the bench to hit a League Cup winner and his first senior goal at Southend United in August 2014 before being loaned out to Wrexham five months later.

After scoring four times in two months for the Welsh side, including a winner against rivals Chester City, Morris was part of the team beaten on penalties in the FA Trophy final at Wembley before returning to the Banks’s shortly after.

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