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A TEAM EFFORT

9 September 2016

After winning the League One player of the month award for August, Iron winger Josh Morris revealed his elation at being rewarded for the impressive start he’s made to his Scunthorpe career.

Morris staved off competition from Millwall’s Steve Morison, Bolton’s Jay Spearing and Port Vale’s Nathan Smith to scoop the award - but the midfielder says it’s been a team effort.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Morris said: “I’m delighted. It’s obviously nice to get the personal achievement, but I couldn’t have done it without the team, especially with the penalties I’ve scored.

“It’s been a team effort to be in a winning team, which helps. Also I’ve got to say a big thanks to the team, the manager and the staff here.

“When you come into a new club you want to come in and settle down as quickly as possible. I think I’ve done that, and it’s nice to be recognised with the award.”

United take to the field for the first time in almost two weeks on Saturday, when they face Southend United at Glanford Park - a clash Morris is very much looking forward to.

“I’m definitely looking forward to getting back in action,” he explained.

“It’s been a nice break, and we maybe needed that with the hectic first month which we had. Everyone’s energised and revitalised though, and looking forward to going again.

“We had a few injuries as well, and obviously the lads are back now. We’ve got everyone back now, and we’re raring to go.”

Graham Alexander’s side suffered their first league defeat of the season against Port Vale two weeks ago, however it’s a defeat Morris insists is now etched from memory.

The 24-year-old says it’s all about the response, and it’s one he says the entire squad is looking for when the Shrimpers visit.

“It was a disappointing result the last one, but we’ll forget that and move on and look forward to Southend. You can’t win every game, and it’s about how we bounce back on Saturday, and make sure we pick up three points,” he continued.

“They’re a tough team, and we’ll know what to expect. They obviously drew against Bolton last week - which was obviously a good point for them.

“We’ve just got to concentrate on what we can do, and if we start the way we did against Gillingham at home, then we’ll win more than we lose.”

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

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