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Morris: The three points were the main thing

5 February 2018

Josh Morris' brace helped the Iron win 3-2 at Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

The 26-year-old midfielder struck twice in the first-half as, with a little help from an Ivan Toney free-kick late on, United saw off the Cod Army.

Morris believes the Iron set the “benchmark” with their performance against Fleetwood and says that the team “have to carry on now”.

He discussed the performance, the goals and the new signings in an interview with iFollow Iron.

ON THE PERFORMANCE…
JM: It’s always good to score but, as long as we get the three points in the end, that’s the main thing. Luckily, we got that in the end. I think that we have set the benchmark. If we are at our best, that is how we play. We created chances and scored goals so we have to take that into next week. It will be a tough game again as Rotherham are doing well but we have to carry on now.

ON RETURNING TO FORMER CLUB FLEETWOOD AND WINNING…
JM: I don’t think that I have won here since I’ve come back as we drew here last year. It’s nice to come back and scoring made it even better.

"I don’t think that I have won here since I’ve come back as we drew here last year. It’s nice to come back and scoring made it even better."

Josh Morris, midfielder

ON THE CONFIDENCE THE TEAM SHOWED TO GO ON AND WIN THE GAME…
JM: I think that we started really well. We got the two goals early on and could have had a few more to be honest. I thought that we started well, did much better than we did last week (against Southend) and luckily we got the three points in the end.

ON THE AWAY FANS…
JM: It’s a long way to come from Scunthorpe so big credit to them. It’s always better when you can hear them singing your name or for the team. They’re great and we got the win for them.

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BOUNCING BACK AND GETTING THE WIN…
JM: No-one likes to lose or draw games. We had a good week of training this week, we had a game plan, stuck to it and it obviously worked.

ON THE GOALS THEMSELVES…
JM: For the first one, I gambled at the back post and managed to get something on it. It wasn’t a bad finish from a tight angle. The second one was a penalty. I could have had one or two more but at least I’m getting the opportunities and hopefully they will keep going in.

ON HIS CONFIDENCE AT THE PENALTY SPOT…
JM: There was no doubt at all. I think that you’ve just got to forget about everything and get a good strike on the ball. I did that and it turned out to be a nice penalty.

ON TONEY’S IMPRESSIVE FREE-KICK…
JM: It was a great finish and what we needed. He won the free-kick himself and it was his to take. It was a great finish and a great win.

ON MARNICK VERMIJL MAKING HIS DEBUT…
JM: He was solid. I don’t think he has played much football so it was his first game in a while. I’ve played against him before and I know what to expect. He’s solid and he gets forward as well. He did well and hopefully that will continue.

ON THE JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW SIGNINGS…
JM: We have always had a good squad here and it is a good group of lads. I like to think that it is quite easy to come into. We’ve lost a few and brought a few in so for the rest of the season we have to make sure that the lads contribute as much as they can and we can be successful.

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