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CARRYING ON THE MOMENTUM

8 August 2016

United midfielder Josh Morris believes it was vital to secure a victory on the opening day of the season.

The Iron defeated Bristol Rovers 3-1 at Glanford Park and, after not breaking down the visitors in the opening period, Morris felt he and his teammates really stepped things up after the interval.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Morris said: “It’s great to start with three points, and the sooner you get them the better.

“I think we struggled to get to grips with things in the first half, but we created a lot of chances in the second period and the goals were duly deserved.

“The formation that they play means they sit back in quite quickly. So you’ve got to get through and try to break the lines as quickly as possible, and I thought we did that a lot better in the second half."

Following Kevin van Veen’s equaliser, the 24-year-old completed the turnaround with a stunning solo effort, and Morris revealed it was a great moment for him.

“It was nice to get a goal and show the fans what I’m all about,” he continued.

“I hit it pretty well to be honest, but Kev (van Veen) might say otherwise. His was a great strike and it set us on our way to victory.

“It’s up there, I must admit. I’ve scored a few like that, but it was nice to score and get off the mark for the club."

The former Bradford City man feels the win will set the Iron up well heading into Tuesday night’s EFL Cup clash with Notts County, as well as adding that it’s a statement of intent early on in the campaign.

“It lays down a marker and with the way the lads finished last season - it carries on the momentum to Tuesday night’s cup match, which is another one we want to win,” he stated.

“It’s an open league, it’s anyone’s, and if you can put some results together it gives you a chance. We just need to kick on now."

See much more from Josh Morris, Graham Alexander and Kevin van Veen on the Iron PlayerHD.

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