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MORRIS SIGNS ONE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

19 October 2016

Talented winger pens new deal until the summer of 2019...

Walsall winger, Kieron Morris, has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2019.

The 22-year old academy product, who is already contracted until the summer of 2018, has agreed a new deal with the club following an impressive start to the new campaign.

“I’m really pleased,” smiled Morris. “I’ve got that bit more security with a year on top of my existing contract and I can look to push on now.

“This club is amazing for bringing youngsters through and you only have to look at some of the names who have passed through the door in the last five, ten, fifteen years.

“It’s a place where you will get your chance and it’s up to you then to take it.

“I’m grateful that the club allowed me to develop and now I have to kick on and keep performing.

“I’m buzzing with how things have gone to be honest. From being on loan at Wrexham having to prove myself to being named in the team most games this season, I’m really happy.

“Playing week in week out breeds confidence and that’s why I think people are starting to see the best of me.

“I felt I was playing for a contract eighteen months ago when I came back from my loan spell and you do feel the pressure and worry but I’m a lot more settled now and just enjoying my football.

“Last year I was in and out a lot and it’s hard to get that consistency but I’m playing games and scoring goals."

Morris has found the net four times already this term, surpassing his three from last season.

Confident off either foot, the Hereford-born midfielder has been a regular name on Jon Whitney’s teamsheet and has featured in all but one of our games this season. After scoring in three successive games against Charlton, Bury and Grimsby Town last month, the tricky wide-man has now set his sights on continuing his fine form in front of goal and firing the Saddlers up the table.

“I want to keep them coming,” he added. “My target is double figures but if I can get more then I’ll be over the moon.

“Whether I’m playing off either wing or centrally, I think I’ve got the ability to take players on and pull the trigger.

“I’ve scored a few from inside the box as well this season which I’m pleased with so I’ve got to keep getting in those positions.

“I think we’re starting to click now as a team and we’re playing well.

“It’s one defeat in eight for us so we have to keep this run going and try to get up the table.”

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