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21 September 2012

City striker aiming for first victory on Sunday

CITY’S Wales international striker Steve Morison has underlined the squad’s desire to secure a victory when they travel to the Sports Direct Arena to face Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

The Canaries have been impressive in their previous three league fixtures, however are still without a win after draws with West Ham, Queens Park Rangers, and Tottenham Hotspur.

Morison has featured in all four of City’s league games so far this season, coming off the bench to make a positive impact, and the big striker is hoping that he can help City achieve that first win against Chris Hughton’s former side on Sunday.

He told Canaries Player: “I’m just looking to get on the pitch at some point and hopefully score a goal to help us win a game. Obviously as a striker that’s something you’re always trying to do.

“It’s a very tough place to go and play your football, but it’s something that we’re looking forward to, so hopefully we’ll be able to enjoy the occasion.

“Chris Hughton is very good. He does things his own way, very different to the last manager, but it seems to being going well at the minute.”

“It is a little bit frustrating that we haven’t won yet, but I think the positive we can take is that we aren’t losing games. 

“We want to win every game, but as long as you’re not losing, a point a game can help keep you safe. 

“You never want to lose like we did against Fulham. We had a couple like that last year against Manchester City, so it’s disappointing but I think it has brought us all together a bit more, and hopefully we can push on from here.”

Last season Morison was on the score sheet with a bullet header at Carrow Road as City recorded an impressive 4-2 win over the Magpies, however in the return trip to the Sports Direct Arena, City were edged out 1-0 by a Papiss Cisse goal.

This season’s UEFA Europa League campaign has meant that since Morison and co last faced West Ham on Saturday, Alan Pardew’s Newcastle have had away trips to Everton and Maritimo in Portugal.

It’s not something that Morison thinks will have a bearing on the game however, adding: “I’ve said it before, I think they are professional athletes so tiredness will not be a problem for them.

“It’s early in the season and they’ll be doing everything to make sure they are in peak condition on Sunday."

Watch all the pre-match build up on Canaries Player by clicking here.

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