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MORRIS READY TO TAKE HIS CHANCE

21 February 2017

Midfielder scored our second goal against Peterborough...

Kieron Morris has vowed to take his chance in the Saddlers side after impressing against Peterborough. 

The midfielder scored our second goal in Saturday's 2-0 win - our fourth successive victory on home soil. 

“It was hard work for me today because I’m having to get my fitness back, but I thought I played well,” said Morris. 

“When you get opportunities you’ve got to take them and today I did.” 

Morris’ previous league start was in January, and the midfielder played the full 90 minutes against the Posh for the first time since November. 

The 22-year-old came into the side for Florent Cuvelier, who was forced off with a calf injury in last week's goalless draw at Scunthorpe. 

Morris, who replaced the Belgian in the first half of the Glanford Park stalemate, has suffered his own injury problems this season and sympathises with his teammate. 

He said: “It’s gutting for Flo, because he’s been playing really well recently - he’s been in form. 

“I feel for him, it’s happened to me. It’s unfortunate because injuries can happen at any time. 

“I was on the bench for quite a lot of games because our form’s been really good recently.



“He took his chance when I got injured, so I couldn’t argue about that. When the player who’s taken your place is playing really well there’s nothing you can do. You’ve got to be patient. 

“I’ve had to bide my time. I’ve been working hard in training and just had to take my chance.” 

And his patience was rewarded with a 97th minute goal which sealed the three points for Jon Whitney’s side. 

It was Morris’ fifth goal of the season, his first since October, and he is enjoying playing alongside the likes of Isaiah Osbourne and Adam Chambers in a central midfield role. 

Morris added: “I like playing centrally, the gaffer’s played me there before so he knows I’ve got the ability. You get a lot of the ball, you can see more passes and you can break the lines as well.” 

Erhun Oztumer opened the scoring against Peterborough, netting his second goal direct from a corner at the Banks’s Stadium this season. 

“His technical ability is outstanding - he’s a great player for us,” Morris commented. 

“He’s scored 13 goals this season so you know his form is really good at the moment. We’ve got to just keep getting him on the ball because our play usually comes through him. 

“The players are confident and we’re going into every game believing we are going to win. 

“Confidence is massive – it’s key. If every player is confident then you are going to get results.”

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