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Hard Work Pays Off as Morrison Completes Route Through Academy

23 August 2016

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Teenager Curtis Morrison became the latest fully-fledged EFL Spiriete on Saturday afternoon as he came of the bench in the game at Shrewsbury Town.

The 18-year-old has been with the club since his age was in single digits and has progressed all the way through the academy to make his debut appearance at Rochdale in the EFL cup recently, before his League One bow at the weekend. 

"I've been with Chesterfield since the under 9s, so it's been a very long time," explained Morrison. "I just came for a trial when I was a youngster and I've been with the club ever since.

"I've been here nearly long enough for a testimonial. It's great, I love the club it feels like it's a part of me now and I'm happy to be here."

Alongside Derek Daly, Morrison signed his first professional contract in the summer, and is already taking the opportunity to show the management staff his quick-paced ability.

He said: "I'm a fast winger, I like to beat players. I can play up front as well, mainly if I am up front I like to go in behind, if I'm on the wing I like to get at players and beat them.

"Hopefully I can get involved more and more as the season goes on - then expect more and more and demand more and more from myself.

"I want to play a few more games, I've not set too many targets for myself. I have my aspirations that I want to achieve this season and hopefully I can achieve them."

Morrison made his introduction with only a few minutes left in the 2-1 reverse at the New Meadow, but is already feeling the positivity in his abilities from his manager.

"I was told to express myself, nick a goal if I could, get at people and play to my strengths," he said.

"I came in as good as I could be and it's paid off. the gaffer and Chris Morgan have backed me and shown confidence; the hard work's paid off."

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