‘It did hurt, I’m not going to lie’ – City midfielder is clear on what is firing him for his final test
PUBLISHED: 06:07 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 25 May 2018
Ben Godfrey has been thankful for sharing his Shrewsbury Town success with Norwich City team-mate Carlton Morris, as Wembley destiny awaits.
Young Canaries striker Carlton Morris has spent the season with Godfrey at the Shrews and on Sunday, the loan pair will step out under the famous arch for the League One play-off final and a chance to join City in next season’s Championship.
“I hadn’t spent a lot of time with Carlton when I was at Norwich,” said the 20-year-old midfielder. “He was out on loan and I was just coming in for the Under-23s and things like that.
“So this loan with Carlton has actually allowed me to get a bit closer to him and he’s helped me. He’s a bit older so he’s learning things that I haven’t seen yet. He’s experiencing things I haven’t got to yet.
“He’s helped me along the way and he’s a good lad as well. We get on and have a laugh, and it was nice to have a well-known face at Shrewsbury when I came, to help me settle in.”
Sunday’s final is being widely billed as the biggest game in Shrewsbury’s history – having already lost their Checkatrade Trophy final to League Two Lincoln at Wembley last month.
“It is, but you don’t want to drown yourselves in all that – you have got to enjoy it as well, as a club and as a tow,” said Godfrey.
“Hopefully we go there, get the job done and break that Wembley curse and win – I think it’s the fifth time we’ve been and we’ve not won, so hopefully we can break that. But it’s going to be a good day for all of us.
“There is a lot you can take from that last experience. What we did right and wrong. On the day it did hurt, I’m not going to lie, seeing another team lift the trophy – but I’ve said from the start, that could’ve been part of the plan.
“You go there and take bits from it. We’re fortunate enough to get a second bite of the cherry to leave Wembley with a smile on our face, and hopefully we do that.
“I’m a passionate lad, to be fair. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I think people can see that – I’d like people to have seen that, anyway.
“So yes, we’ll go there and there is only one result that I want. I’m a winner and I’ll want to be lifting that trophy and celebrating with my team-mates after the game, as does everyone else at this cub.”
• For the latest Norwich City news and opinion follow Michael Bailey on the following channels…