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Kieron Morris sets sights on Walsall double figures

By Joseph Masi | Walsall FC | Published:

Kieron Morris says he wants to be a greater goal threat for Walsall next season – with the winger targeting double figures.

Kieron Morris

The 22-year-old scored six goals in 37 appearances during the 2016/17 campaign as the Saddlers finished 14th in League One.

Now a key member of Jon Whitney’s squad, Morris impressed both out wide and in central midfield last year.

But while feeling he has made big strides forward as a player, the Hereford-born star believes he needs to be scoring more goals.

“I feel like I’m progressing all the time, I’m getting older and getting more experience,” Morris said. “I feel like I’m a more senior pro instead of a young lad. Getting six goals last season I was delighted with, but I wanted more. I wanted 10 and to get into double figures. Now I’m looking ahead. Last season is done now, so we’ve got to look forward and I want to get double figures.”

Despite the season ending just 10 days ago, Morris admits he is already missing playing and training every day.

“Of course I miss it,” he continued. “When you’re a footballer you do it every day so when you have a week away, it’s weird not playing.

“You have to get a break in though, get some time off and spend some time with family and friends.”

Despite being in the close season, Morris has been working with ex-Saddlers defender Mark Bradley who recently returned to the Banks’s Stadium as part of Whitney’s backroom team.

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Bradley was confirmed as the club’s new strength and conditioning coach last week.

And Morris is already enjoying working with the former Wales international.

“I’ve done quite a bit of work with Mark,” Morris added.

“He’s a nice lad and he knows his stuff.

“He’s a personal trainer as well so in the gym, he knows what you need to do with upper body and stuff.

“I’m doing body work with him at the moment - press-ups and pull-ups and stuff like that. It’s nice to be working with him.”

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

Football journalist for the Express & Star covering Walsall FC.

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