Loan star Morris’ delight at scoring for Russell Martin’s MK Dons
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On-loan Norwich City striker Carlton Morris made quite the impact for new club MK Dons on Saturday, marking his debut with a late equaliser.
The 24-year-old completed his move to Stadium MK last week, after struggling to nail down a starting berth at Rotherham United.
Morris links up with City legend Russell Martin, who is currently managing the Dons.
Replacing David Kasumu, Morris made an immediate impact against Coventry City on Saturday, turning home Sam Nombe's cross to rescue a point for Martin's men.
Martin and Morris became acquainted during their time at Carrow Road, with the striker still hoping to become a member of Daniel Farke's first-team squad.
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Injuries have plagued the FA Youth Cup winner, with an ACL injury in the League One Play-Off final during his stint with Shrewsbury Town preventing progression at City.
Speaking to the media following the game, Morris beamed with delight at his contribution.
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"It was fantastic to score at that end, and they turned out in great numbers today. It was a joy to see. I'm really happy with the goal, but really happy with the point at a difficult place to come.
"The team is one thing I love about the place - it's a really welcoming squad," Morris told MK Dons official website.
"I knew the manager previously, and a few of the players, but all the rest have been different class with me and made me feel at home straight away."
Morris was one of a number of loan exports recalled after City assessed a number of loan moves.
The striker has exchanged a League One promotion battle for a survival scrap, with Martin's side hovering one point above the drop.
Martin has been at the helm since November, with MK unbeaten in their last four fixtures after an upturn in form.
"It's an ideal start for anyone at a new club. The most important thing was to come to a team who are doing well - we put on a show and got a good point.
"We're a team that creates chances and we move the ball well. We moved the ball well and wore them down - I think that's how we will get our rewards in games."