Rovers youngster Morris showing progress at Fleetwood

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YOUNG Blackburn Rovers midfielder Josh Morris has been named the League Two player of the month after an excellent April for promotion-chasing Fleetwood Town.

The on-loan Morris scored two goals in five games as Graham Alexander’s side secured their place in the play-offs.

And Rovers boss Gary Bowyer said he was delighted with the progress Morris is making in League Two.

Bowyer said: “I speak with Graham Alexander and he’s been delighted with Josh and I’m delighted for Josh too.”

Morris has revelled in a central midfield role for Fleetwood.

But the 22-year-old’s five appearances for Rovers this season have come out wide or at left back.

Bowyer added: “He was always a midfielder from when he first arrived in the under 14s.

“He’s been converted into a left back but if you ask him he sees himself doing that job (as a midfielder).

“Josh comes back to us at the end of the season and we’ll take it from there.”

Fleetwood boss Alexander added: “Josh has done great and he is a fantastic lad.

“He has got himself acquainted with the group quickly and he has shown his qualities from day one.

“He has great ability on the ball, he has great awareness about the game of football and he is a very good young professional footballer.

“We are really pleased to have him here and we thank Blackburn Rovers for that.”

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12:59pm Fri 2 May 14

juanbbien says...

I've seen him play a few times and thought he wasn't a bad prospect
I've seen him play a few times and thought he wasn't a bad prospect juanbbien
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1:55pm Fri 2 May 14

PlutoRover says...

He can't be that good as he would have been a 1st team regular by now at the age of 22 having been with us since the age of 14.
He can't be that good as he would have been a 1st team regular by now at the age of 22 having been with us since the age of 14. PlutoRover
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10:08pm Fri 2 May 14

srvp28 says...

PlutoRover wrote:
He can't be that good as he would have been a 1st team regular by now at the age of 22 having been with us since the age of 14.
Morris was been converted to a left-winger/left-bac
k shortly after arriving and has not had the chance to grow into his favoured role. I'm not saying he's good enough for the starting line-up just yet but, having watched him on The Football League Show, he does look a lot more comfortable in the middle. Maybe send him out for a few months at the start of next season, either back at Fleetwood (should they win the play-offs) or a League One side, and see how he gets on. If he grows into the role even more then he might be worth bringing back as cover for the rest of the season.
[quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: He can't be that good as he would have been a 1st team regular by now at the age of 22 having been with us since the age of 14.[/p][/quote]Morris was been converted to a left-winger/left-bac k shortly after arriving and has not had the chance to grow into his favoured role. I'm not saying he's good enough for the starting line-up just yet but, having watched him on The Football League Show, he does look a lot more comfortable in the middle. Maybe send him out for a few months at the start of next season, either back at Fleetwood (should they win the play-offs) or a League One side, and see how he gets on. If he grows into the role even more then he might be worth bringing back as cover for the rest of the season. srvp28
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