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👥 Swifty and Morro assess Birmingham clash

Midfielder and defender on preparations for Blues this weekend

6 March 2020

"If I score, I will certainly be celebrating with Reading!" insists ex-Birmingham captain Michael Morrison ahead of a reunion with his old club.


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St. Andrew's is the next destination for the Royals, as we visit the home of in-form Birmingham City. Unbeaten in 13, Blues will offer a different challenge as we approach the final stretch of games in the season.

Ex-Birmingham and current Royal Morrison is relishing going back to his old club as Reading look to climb further up the table.

"I’m looking forward to going back," Michael said. "I haven’t been back since I left, so it’ll be good to see some familiar faces. Hopefully, I know what team to score for!

"I know a lot of people behind the scenes, I was there for four or five years and it was tough to leave there in the summer. But I have come to this club with a different opportunity and I’m really enjoying it here. Birmingham holds really good memories and it’s a really good football club."

With two goals this season so far, Morrison isn't above the idea of scoring against his old club, where he scored seven last season.

"I’m not one of them where you shouldn’t celebrate. If you score for the team you’re playing. I did my best whilst at Birmingham and will always be a Blue but if I score, I will certainly be celebrating with Reading!"

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Meanwhile, midfielder John Swift spoke of the importance of turning the good performance on Tuesday into something more tangible ahead of the return of the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.

"We walked off the pitch on Tuesday with our heads held high, with a good performance from all the lads," John commented. "It is massive for our confidence, and we will take that into Birmingham and the following games.

"It’s one of those leagues, every game is a tough game. We’ve just got to go there with our heads up and put on another good performance and hopefully bring home the three points.

"We’ll do everything we can on the training field, and hopefully all the boys will do the right thing over the next few days to get some recovery on board. So when it comes to Birmingham we will be as fresh as possible, looking for the three points."

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