‘I’m buzzing and I can’t wait to get there’ - Norwich City ace savours firing Shrewsbury to Wembley
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Carlton Morris insists Wembley can wait as he targets a memorable league and cup double after firing Shrewsbury to the Football League Trophy final.
The on-loan Norwich City striker was the match-winner on Tuesday night to sink Yeovil 1-0 and set up a Wembley shoot-out against Lincoln City.
Fellow City loanee Ben Godfrey also played 90 minutes at a raucous New Meadow, and the pair now have a big part to play in the Shrews’ League One promotion push.
Shrewsbury host Walsall on Saturday currently sitting in the second automatic promotion spot, five points behind leaders Blackburn.
“We will celebrate this win, but all season we’ve been taking it game by game”, said Morris, speaking to Town’s official site.
“That’s where our success has come from, so we will carry on doing that. We’ve got a league game to look forward to at the weekend and we need to finish the season strongly.
“It’s a great feeling.
“I’m buzzing and I can’t wait to get there. It was a good team performance all round, not our best, but it was good enough on the night. You always know you are going to get a good delivery from Shaun (Whalley) so I just made a run, thankfully I got a good block, and the rest is history,
“We’ve got a lot more to give than that, but it was enough on the night. We will have to give a bit more than that on Saturday in order to get the result.”
Morris’ all-action display earned plaudits from Town chief Paul Hurst.
“Carlton’s come into form and lifted his game,” said Hurst. “We have to remember although we’re playing a team from the league below it was a big game. The players coped in general.
“It was almost edgy, if anything, and I understand why. We came to the game with expectation on our shoulders that we should win.
“A lot of people turned up thinking they’d be witnessing a victory. But it was a semi-final and I didn’t expect anything other than a close game. At 1-0 it’s going to get a little nerve-wracking but thankfully we saw the job through. It sets up one exciting game.”