Bryn Morris | “Collectively we should be looking up…”

The Newport County midfielder looks ahead to tomorrow’s tie at Rodney Parade against Swindon Town.

After stringing an impressive run of results together, the Exiles fell to an unfortunate defeat against Premier League giants Manchester United last weekend, but they didn’t go down without a fight. A first half wonder-strike from Bryn Morris ensured County still had a chance in the game, and it was none other than Will Evans who backed it up the other side of the break when he snuck the ball past Altay Bayinder in goal. United sealed the victory with a further two goals in the latter stages of the game.

Not many people can claim that they have scored a goal against Manchester United, but Morris can: “I’ve watched it back a couple of times,” he smirked.

“It’s been more people speaking to me about it, than the other way around, but it’s of course a goal I’ll always look back on with fond memories,” explained the midfielder.

Moving on though, it’s all attention back on the league as the Exiles host Swindon Town this coming Saturday, looking to extend their unbeaten run of form in the league. Morris however, is cautious going into the game and wants to ensure his side 'get the job done' come 12:45 on Saturday: “I think naturally when we’ve all been on a high, with the three positive results going into the [Manchester] United game, the media attention around the FA Cup, people from the outside maybe expecting that we could drop and possibly get beat tomorrow. We have to gear ourselves up for that.

“We know it’s a great opportunity to push on, the atmosphere is going to be incredible once again and as a squad we feel really strong at home.

“We just need to ensure that we are right up for it, this is our bread and butter. While it’s been great to have Man U [Manchester United] we’ve got to move on quickly and focus on the task in hand now,” claimed Morris.

Looking further ahead, Morris believes the whole squad should be looking further up the table, pushing and striving for more: “I think we have built up a nice buffer now,” he started.

“Usually at this stage of the season you start to see who is pushing for those [Play off] places and who’s not, but it’s still very much wide open.

“Collectively we should be looking up, there is a massive opportunity, and we have to grab it with both hands.”