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Morton: That’s one of my better goals this season

23 October 2021

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Forward Callum Morton spoke to the media after Fleetwood Town’s defeat to Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon at Portman Road.

Morton netted Town’s only goal in the game as he became the club’s top scorer for the season in all competitions, with his tally going up to six, after his header at the back post beat Christian Walton 10 minutes from the end of the game.

Here’s what he had to say:

On his goal...

“That’s one of my better goals this season I think. I made a good movement into the back post, and I’ve been picked out and it’s not the first with my head this season, it was a good goal, I think we deserved it with the balance of play.

“It shows the quality we have off the bench, even from the younger lads shows that we can still make changes and still be the same team.

“We can bring players on and they can do that (change the game), maybe we turned down a couple of crosses in the first half and didn’t get the ball in the box as much as we would have liked but in the second half when Paddy (Lane) came on, he put a few good balls into the box and it resulted in a goal.

“I always go to the end and I always back myself to get another chance, it was a bit limited to channel balls and the scrambles in the box before that, but we know if we keep going, we’ll get the chances towards the end and we did.

“We reacted well to it (going 1-0 down), a moment of quality from us got us back into the game late on as well, but to concede so late wasn’t good.”

On conceding so late on...

“We came today with a game plan, and I think we carried it out well you know, one moment of quality from them in the second half managed to get them in front. We were resolute and we knew what we needed to do, and we got the goal back.

“From there, maybe sat a bit too deep and invited the pressure onto us and they were always going to get another chance, I think even before that we defended well, but yeah it was cruel, I think a point would have been fair.

“Like I said, we came here with a game plan, and we weren’t afraid, we sat a bit deeper than we typically would if it was a home game and it worked, it forced them to change the way they played with the wingers, we came into half-time happy at 0-0, there were chances at both ends but relatively minor chances for both teams. We defended well but it was a cruel way to end the game.”


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