Masterful Morris praises his Dons team-mates after Dale win

Carlton Morris was eager to deflect praise from his own excellent performance against Rochdale to others in the team on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 11:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 11:56 pm
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Morris was the stand-out figure in the 2-1 win. While Dons were flat and lacklustre in the first 45 minutes, Morris needed just four second half minutes to draw Dons level, heading home Jordan Houghton's corner.

Becoming more and more important since he arrived at the club in the second week of January, Morris said his team-mates deserved just as much praise as he did during the second-half turnaround.

"It's a cliché, but it's always about the team," he said. "There were great individual performance out there like Alex Gilbey, Louis Thompson on his first start in I don't know how long. They were tremendous for the team.

Morris cancelled out Eoghan O'Connell's first half header for Rochdale.

"And then there are a lot of things that go unnoticed, like willing runners, and the way we play allows for good individual performances. I'm just really enjoying my time here so far."

His second goal for the club came at a vital time too, with Dons needing an immediate reaction following their dismal first half showing. Morris though felt he should have scored from the previous corner.

He said: "To be fair, there was a corner just before it where I should have scored and I just missed the header, but the delivery was excellent and you know you;ll get another chance if the delivery is on the money every time."

Though the win over Rochdale sees Dons remain in 20th spot, they are now six points clear of the relegation zone, are level on points with AFC Wimbledon, just one behind Rochdale and two back of Accrington.

"It's massive," the striker added. "It's a feeling you cannot replicate anywhere else in your life, it feels great. And to get it in that manner, the way we played in the second half feels even better. To get a goal was the cherry on top so I'm feeling great right now.

"I don't like to look at the table, or pay attention to who we're playing beyond the next game. Every three points is as big as every other for me because I don't feel how big a game is game should affect your performance. I want to work hard every week – I know how it sounds, but it's honestly how I fee, and I'll always give it that extra bit.