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Morsy: "I want to get in the box to try and score goals"

20 August 2015

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Spireites captain Sam Morsy scored what turned out to be the winner as his second goal of the season helped his side beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 at New Meadow on Tuesday night.

The impressive performance brought last week's back-to-back loss sequence against the Uniteds of Carlisle and Sheffield to a sharp end as Sylvan Ebanks-Blake opened the scoring before Morsy confirmed the win with 25 minutes to go, Mat Sadler's late Shrews reply a mere consolation.

Speaking to PlayerHD after the match Morsy was happy his side put in another strong performance, and especially pleased to turn the display into a deserved three points: "It was an excellent performance tonight and I thought against Sheffield United we played really well, but we just couldn't create clear-cut opportunities.

"Today we passed through the thirds, made some great chances and really 2-1 isn't a fair reflection, it should have been four or five."

"When you're a possession team sometimes you can cut teams to bits but other times the final pass just doesn't go so well for you. If you look at the the possession and the areas we got into today, it was probably quite similar to at Sheffield United but today we had a little bit more quality, the final ball was a little bit better. We still should have converted more chances but thankfully of those we had we converted two."

Morsy had a new central midfield partner for the midweek match, Spanish acquisition Angel coming straight into the starting line-up after signing for the Spireites on Sunday, and the captain was impressed with what he saw.

"He was fantastic," said Morsy. "I think he's one of those players who doesn't give the ball away. Sometimes that will go unnoticed to the blind eye, but the lads realise what a great job he does and today he was terrific.

"When you've got someone alongside you who's happy to sit and let you go that's good and that's what I like to do: dictate games, burst past people and get in the box to try and score goals.

"The gaffer's encouraged me to get the other side of the midfielder a bit more, get chances and get shots off, and I was delighted to do that."

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