It’s all about the team at Walsall, says Morgan Ferrier
Morgan Ferrier says Walsall’s strikers are focused on team success rather than individual accolades.
The Saddlers travel to take on Shrewsbury in the Checkatrade Trophy tonight with manager Dean Keates having a wealth of attaching options at his disposal.
Ferrier, Andy Cook, Josh Gordon, Josh Ginnelly, Zeli Ismail and Kieron Morris are all in competition with one another depending on the formation the manager plumps for.
All of those players have spent time on the bench in recent weeks. But Ferrier says that isn’t a problem with everyone striving for the same thing.
“The competition we have got, it’s sometimes annoying as a player when you get left out,” he said.
“But you have got to understand it from the gaffer’s point of the view.
“We have got so many good attacking players and we all offer a different type of threat.
“Up front in particular, one day he may feel Cookie is suited to a certain game, on another day it might be Josh (Gordon) and on another day it might be me.
“You have just got to be patient and when you get an opportunity do the best you can because we all bring different things to the team and all want success for the team.”
Ferrier hasn’t scored for the Saddlers since netting at Oxford back in September.
But he impressed playing on both the left of a front three and as a central striker in Walsall’s FA Cup draw with Sunderland on Saturday.
And he is confident it is only a matter of time before he is back amongst the goals.
“As a striker the main is to just carry on making the right runs,” he continued.
“If I carry on making the right runs and carry on getting the same positions then the goals will come.
“It’s not personally about me though, if I’m not scoring and the team is winning then you can’t be disappointed.
“Everything I do is for the team.
“Hopefully I can get back scoring again and that will push the team back up the table.”