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BOUNCE BACK WITH A RESULT AND PERFORMANCE TO MATCH

10 February 2017

Scunthorpe top scorer Josh Morris believes this weekend’s encounter with Shrewsbury Town provides a chance to right the wrongs of last Saturday’s loss at Southend United.

Morris stated the onus will be on him and the rest of the squad to approach the game on the front foot.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD ahead of Saturday’s fixture, Morris said: “It’s nice to get back home after a disappointing result and performance last week. It’s another opportunity for us to put things right at home.

“Of course, it’s a long season - you can’t win every game.

“However, it was a disappointing result, and we’ve looked at that. Now it’s up to us to bounce back with a result and performance to match.

“It’s one game at a time, so we’ll look to Saturday first, concentrate on that and then address the other games when they come along.”

The winger admitted that taking maximum points won’t be easy though, given the visitors’ recent impressive form.

He did however reiterate the sole focus is to get back to winning ways, particularly in front of a home crowd.

“They’re (Shrewsbury Town) on a good run at the moment, but we’ll concentrate on ourselves like we always do,” he stated.

“We’ll prepare like we usually do, and go from there.

“We’re very good at home, so I think teams probably respect that, and they’ll set up possibly in a certain way.

“It’s up to us to take the game to them at home, and put in a performance to match.”

The Iron sit second in the standings following the most recent round of results and, assessing Scunthorpe’s current predicament, Morris feels he and his team-mates are in a strong position moving forward.

Morris insisted: “There are still 17 games left.

“If you’d have said at the start of the season we’d be second in the league at this stage with a game in hand on top, you’d have taken that.

“We’re not getting carried away, there’s a long way to go. We’ll take every game as it comes, and go from there."

Morris’ four goals in as many appearances led to the 25-year-old being included in the nominations for Sky Bet League One’s player of the month award.

Bury’s James Vaughan was the eventual winner, but Morris admitted it’s always pleasing to receive recognition for good performances.

“It’s nice to get recognised,” explained Morris.

“It’s been a good month for me personally, and as a team. I think you get noticed more if your team is doing well.

“The nomination shows I’m doing well, and hopefully that continues."

See much more from Josh Morris and Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD.

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