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Without the team, it wouldn't be possible

13 April 2017

Josh Morris has paid tribute to his Scunthorpe United team-mates after being named in the EFL Team of the Season.

Since joining from Bradford City in the summer, Morris has found the net on 20 occasions and laid on 14 goals for other Iron players.

While he admits he’s enjoyed a fantastic campaign on a personal note, the 25-year-old wants to round things off successfully as a squad.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Morris said: “Personally it’s great, it’s a nice honour for me.

“However, without the team it wouldn’t be possible. I’d like to say a big thanks to the lads in the dressing room, the staff, and everybody else who’s helped me get there.

“It’s been a bit of an upturn from last year - I said that to the people there (at the EFL awards) on Sunday night.

“It’s been a great year for me personally, but it’d be nice to collectively finish it off.”

One of those assists came in last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers at Glanford Park, setting up David Mirfin's headed winner, and Morris says he was delighted to have a hand in taking a massive three points.

Morris explained: “As a midfielder you need to contribute like that as well.

“It’s of course nice to score them too, but if I can’t manage to do that then I’ll try to create them for everyone else.

“It was a big goal for us, and it was nice to get an early one to take the lead.”

Attentions now shift to Friday’s clash with MK Dons at Stadium MK, with the winger stating the squad is eying crucial back-to-back wins.

Three points at this point in the campaign could prove pivotal from Morris’ perspective, but he declared it’s up to him and the rest of the dressing room to go out and get them.

“They’re massive, we’re coming down to the business end of the season,” stated Morris.

“We had a little dip in form, but I think we’ve come over that now, and hopefully we can find some form heading into the remaining games.

“At any stage of the season it’s good to get back to back victories but, especially with us coming towards the end now, it’d be good to back up last week.”

He feels the signs are good too and, following a resilient team display against the Trotters last time out, Morris is confident United are reaching somewhere they’d like to be.

“It was a big result for us,” he declared.

“I thought we played well to be honest, and looked pretty comfortable throughout the game. 

“We were back to where we were previously. The energy was there, and we were on the front foot perhaps more than maybe we have been in recent weeks.

“We created a lot of chances, got the early goal like we were doing at the beginning of the season, and looked pretty comfortable.

“Joe (Anyon) did make a great save I must say, at a crucial time, and towards the end they did put the ball forward. I thought we dealt with it well, and of course got the clean sheet which was huge for us.”

See much more from Josh Morris, Graham Alexander, David Mirfin and Scott Wiseman on The Iron PlayerHD.

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