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CARLTON MORRIS: DEBUT A GREAT EXPERIENCE

11 March 2015

Young City forward proud of Championship involvement

CARLTON Morris has outlined the pride felt at making his senior Norwich City debut against Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship last Wednesday.

The academy graduate replaced Nathan Redmond with 13 minutes remaining as Alex Neil’s side attempted to cancel out Kim Bo-Kyung’s early opener for the visitors.

Although they were unable to do so, and consequently saw their six-game winning run come to an end with a 1-0 home defeat, Morris told canaries.co.uk: “I’d been waiting nine years for that, so it was a great feeling to get on the pitch at Carrow Road.

“It was mixed emotions as we lost, but there was still the elation of making my debut in a massive year for the Club as we try to bounce back to the Premier League. I found out I was going to be in the matchday squad a couple of days before, which gave me a couple of days to think.

“I was buzzing, but you've just got to relax and have as much confidence in yourself as you can. It was all about getting used to a first team occasion, but was very enjoyable.”

Having spent time on loan at Sky Bet League Two outfits Oxford United and York City earlier in the campaign, Morris is eager to keep making the most of any opportunities presented to him.

The 19-year-old continues to represent City’s Development Squad alongside his first team duties, and scored in Monday’s impressive victory over Southampton at Colney Training Centre.

Morris believes the dual-role will aid his ongoing development as a striker, commenting: “I’m getting the best of both worlds.

“I’m not missing out on Under-21s minutes, while also getting on the bench for the first team. The aim is to not just be another body, but to make a positive impact on the team.

“Whenever I’m called upon, I’ll be ready."

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