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Morris enjoyed first Highbury start

16 March 2014

Midfielder speaks after Pompey victory

Josh Morris enjoyed making his first start at Highbury for Fleetwood Town in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Portsmouth.

The midfielder, on loan from Championship side Blackburn Rovers, came on as a substitute in both of the previous two home matches – against Plymouth Argyle and AFC Wimbledon.

However, the midfielder started from the off at the home of the Cod Army, and the 22-year-old was pleased to play a part in all three of Fleetwood’s goals.

 “I enjoyed making my first start at Highbury and thought it was a great win for us,” said Morris.

“I was involved with a set-piece for the first one and a flick on for the third so I enjoyed the day.”

Morris glanced a header on for Jamille Matt before Jon Parkin arrived to score Town’s first goal at the weekend.

The midfielder was then pushed in the box to win Graham Alexander’s side a penalty, which Antoni Sarcevic converted, before Morris’ second-half corner was turned in by Matt after Nathan Pond attacked the first ball.

“I felt an arm on my back but it’s up to the referee really,” said Morris on the penalty decision.

“I’m always aiming to score goals or supply them for the lads, but it’s just important to get the three points.”

And looking ahead to another long away trip, this time at Exeter on Saturday, Morris believes the travelling is just part of playing in the Football League.

“It’s all part of it, whatever league you’re in, so you’re going to have long journeys,” he said.

“We’ve got to go to Exeter with the same motivation as against Portsmouth and make sure we get the three points.”

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