“Carlton reminds me a lot of myself” - Jerome tips Morris for the top after MK Dons reunion
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Cameron Jerome has tipped Norwich City loan export Carlton Morris to overcome his injury troubles and prove he’s a top player after reuniting with the Canaries FA Youth Cup winner at MK Dons.
Jerome netted on his first start for Russell Martin’s men in their 2-0 win over Gillingham on Saturday, with Morris scoring the other as fellow City loan star Louis Thompson teed him up.
City’s former striker says Morris needs to be more ruthless in front of goal and can see shades of himself in the way the 24-year-old operates.
“Carlton reminds me a lot of myself,” he told the MK Citizen. “Carlton has every tool in the bag and been unfortunate with injuries, having seen him play he has developed. He has all the attributes to go to the top. Carlton is young and athletic and that’s great for us.
“He’s hungry to show everyone what to do, I was on him on Saturday and told him he needs to score and he done just that. I said to him after he should’ve had two – he’s got to be greedy for goals. He’s got to show everyone what he’s capable of doing.”
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Morris spent the second half of last season on loan at Stadium MK after City legend Martin took the hotseat last November. The striker has been forced to deal with major injuries throughout his career to date.
Jerome has joined MK Dons following his departure from Turkish Super Lig side Göztepe. The 34-year-old scored 42 goals in 128 games across a four-year spell in Norfolk.
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The experienced forward has denied that he is simply making the numbers up for Martin’s side and is hungry to prove his worth again in English football.
“If I was here just to be a part of it, I’d be yelling with Luke (Williams, assitant boss) and the gaffer! I believe I can play at any level,” Jerome said.
“I’m fit and athletic for my age, people look at you and think you’ve just turned 34 and think your legs have gone or you’re not hungry anymore – that’s nonsense.
“That’s what it’s about I want to play for as long as I can and enjoy it, it’s part of my journey and I’m enjoying playing for MK Dons.”