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Morton: Tonight was a frustrating one for us all

25 October 2022

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Fleetwood Town forward Callum Morton spoke to the Club following the 1-1 draw at home to Forest Green Rovers at Highbury Stadium.

The striker scored the all-important second half goal to salvage a point for the Cod Army after Rovers’ Harvey Bunker headed home from close range in the first half of the match.

Morton grabbed his second goal of the season, and here’s what he had to say in his post-match interview:

On the equalising goal…

“Tonight was a frustrating one for us all as we got ourselves into good position to score but we just didn’t take them, and with the other games we haven’t had that and for me when you look at the goal, I made a run into the box and the ball from Shaun Rooney and we had the killer pass and that’s a positive.

“I had to adjust my feet, but as a striker that is just the instinct inside the box and finish off those chances and as I said, it was a good ball in from the right and I finished it well. I hit the post in the first half and on another day, that goes in off the post and then the other chance, the keeper gets a hand to the shot and that also on another day goes in.

”It has been the story of the season, lacking the final touches. We have the build-up the play, but we just need to be fully there when going forward.”

On the game and plugging away in matches…

“I think for me, it’s about getting into positions and keep creating chances as in other games and seasons I have played in, those chances haven’t come, and I haven’t got the goals and even those I have been in the right areas and making the keeper work.

“Tonight, we had chances and hopefully come this weekend we can put a few more of our chances away and score more goals and as a group, we know we aren’t far away from putting numbers on the board but for the time being, we just need to keep working hard in training and keep getting in position as tonight we could have easily won by 2-3 goals.

“In the game tonight, I played a slightly different role with Joe Garner up front as it allows me to run in the channels, but it can be difficult for the rest of the team and the striker up there as one week you might have a number 9 up there and then another week it might be someone else but as a team we just need to adapt.

“Once we click, everything will go in and we will go and beat someone comfortably!”

On this weekend’s match against Accrington…

“You can see the frustration in the stands and that is matched by the players on the pitch. We want to be winning matches and scoring goals and keeping clean sheets and for the fans, off the back of last season, you can see that but we’ve brought in a lot of number players, and as I said earlier, when it clicks we should go on a good run.

“We have picked up great results against Peterborough United and also against Plymouth Argyle who are now flying in the league and that shows we can play and get results and for us, it’s about putting it right and hopefully having one game where it all clicks and we put 3-4 past a team and make people think we are a serious side.”

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