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Morrison | "It's nice to go into the break with that feel good factor"

Defender reacts to Saturday's win, and the need for preparation ahead of busy schedule

12 November 2019

Name on the scoresheet and a clean sheet. Safe to say Michael Morrison revelled in victory after Saturday's comprehensive win over Luton Town.

But the hard work and preparation doesn't stop with a hectic December and January scheduled, as is always the case in the Sky Bet Championship.

Morrison's headed finish started off the goals on Saturday, but he insists the all-round performance was just as important.

"It’s a really good way to finish off that section of games; we've got that international break now and we can be really pleased with our form for the past four games," Michael said.

"To get three home wins is brilliant, it’s a really tough task to win back-to-back and we’ve done that, and got three home victories, so we are really pleased.

"We talked about how many goals they had scored, and for us being defensively solid. We spoke about all the hard yards and as a team having the right mentality to do that hard stuff. I think our second goal really showed that, when Omar sprinted back and won the ball, and gone on and scored from that. The epitomises what we are trying to be about at Reading.

"It was a really good team performance. We had a little lull at 2-0 and they had a bit of possession, but we showed how organised we were, they never really got in front of our goal.

"I thought we played well against Millwall without killing the game off, and that put pressure on us, which is what we spoke about at half-time - putting the game to bed. It probably took us a little longer than we wanted to get that third goal. But we didn’t concede and kept a clean sheet."

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The goal scored by Morrison summed up the objectives set out by Mark Bowen, which was elaborated by the defender - threatening from all angles.

"Set pieces are massive, and we have worked hard on them," he continued. "John O’Shea goes through them with us every week. I was really pleased with the good ball from Swifty, similar to the Huddersfield one, the out-swinger. I knew it was going in as soon as I caught it with my head, and I was very pleased.

"Hopefully I'll get five, that is always my target. It's two before Christmas at the moment, so hopefully get myself another one then I’ll be on target!"


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