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Manager delighted with Morris signing ahead of Orient clash

8 January 2015

Alexander expects a tough test in East London on Saturday

Graham Alexander couldn’t hide his delight at the extension of Josh Morris’ loan from Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season.

His side prepare for a trip to East London on Saturday afternoon as they take on Leyton Orient, who have picked up as of late.

Morris’ transfer was completed during the week, and the manager praised chairman Andy Pilley’s part in completing the move.

The 23 year old had been in fine form for Town in recent weeks, and notched three goals in the space of two games against Rochdale and Swindon respectively.

Alexander said: “I’m delighted to be able to bring Josh back in as he’s done ever so well since he came in last season, and has scored three goals for us over the last couple of games.

“There was a little concern that we wouldn’t get him back so we had to look at other options, but the chairman spoke to Blackburn in the week and managed to get a deal.

“It’s like he hasn’t been away though as he’s only missed the one day’s training, so we’re glad to have him on board as he’s an important member of the squad.”

The Cod Army drew 1-1 at home to Leyton Orient back in August, and despite their league position, feels Saturday’s game will be another battle.

“Leyton Orient are a good team with some very good players. They’ve fallen below their expectations a little this year because of what they did last season, but you still see quality in their squad.

“They’ve had a couple of big wins lately so it’ll be a tough game, but I think we’re performing really well at the moment and the players have the bit between their teeth.

“The players can see the improvements we have to make to win more games, and they’re taking that out onto the pitch.

“It will be two good football teams who’ll be taking part on Saturday, and we’re obviously going down there to maintain the performance levels we’ve shown in the last few games.

“It’s a ground most of the supporters probably haven’t been to before so it’s great for them to see their Club compete against these type of teams.

“It’s an exciting time for us all though as some of the players haven’t played against clubs like this before in their careers.”

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