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Carlton Morris: Wembley chance 'a dream come true'

5 April 2018

Carlton Morris won't take the significance of a potential Wembley appearance for granted when Shrewsbury Town meet Lincoln City in the Checkatrade Trophy Final on Sunday (3pm).

The Academy graduate has enjoyed an highly-productive season on loan to the Sky Bet League One outfit, playing a key role in their push for promotion.

"I've already had some important games in my career, but this will be up there," Morris told canaries.co.uk.

"In terms of a one-off occasion, it's probably the biggest. I'm really looking forward to it.

"It's every young players dream to play at Wembley, and hopefully I can do that on Sunday. There are boys in the team who are lot older than me, and it will be their first time playing there as well.

"To get that opportunity so early on in my career is a privilege. Hopefully there will be more chances to play there in the future."

The 22-year-old has already packed plenty into his fledgling career, with his time at Shrewsbury marking his fifth temporary spell away from Carrow Road.

"That's the key thing about loans, really," he said, when discussing the mixture of experiences he has built up so far.

"At Hamilton, we had a relegation battle on our hands. At York, we were struggling.

"The success of Shrewsbury, pushing for promotion, it's another different experience. All that will help me later on in my career.

"It's definitely been the most successful season of my career. In terms of learning things though, that happens all the time and sometimes even more in your very first loans.

"This one has been very successful, very enjoyable."

Taking each challenge as it comes is the mantra for Morris ahead of this weekend, as he explained: "We always concentrate on the next game.

"This game is our priority for now, then it will be back to the league. Throughout the season, we've always taken it one game at a time. 

"It's one reason why we've been so successful. The camaraderie we have in the dressing room has taken us a long way too.

"You can see that from our results. We're a close-knit team. One thing I've really learned this season is how important that is to success."


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