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Morrison: "It was an honour"

3 August 2013

Centre-half on wearing the captain's armband

It's a 100% record for Sean Morrison as captain after the powerful centre half skippered the side to victory against Ipswich Town this afternoon.

"It was a bit if a surprise when I found out yesterday morning that I was going to captain the side, but it's a massive honour," he told Reading Player.

"The gaffer spoke to me after training and it is a massive privilege to even be thought of when it comes to picking the captain of this team. Jobi wasn't in the starting eleven today so giving me the armband to lead the boys out, it was a great honour.

"Jobi texted me after training yesterday and I spoke to him before the game today," Morrison continued. "Jobi is a brilliant captain and he's been fantastic to me since I've been here.

"He told me to just enjoy it and to do my normal job out on the pitch and we came out with the three points.

"It's probably the greatest achievement in my career so far to be captaining this side as a 22-year-old, it's a massive achievement for me personally."

The Royals had to come from behind and cancel out Jay Tabb's 16th minute opener at Madejski Stadium in picking up a hard-earned 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Adam Le Fondre and Danny Guthrie.

"It was a tough game today - Ipswich came here and stopped us passing the ball through the midfield and playing the attractive style of football we've been trying to play throughout pre-season.

"They made it hard for us and in the first half we didn't really click and their goal shook us a little bit after we'd started well. But in the second half we mastered it and to come away with a win is great...a good start to the season.

"And it's nice for the fans to see us start the season with three points, especially against an Ipswich team who I think are going to turn a lot of teams over this year."

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