Morgan has point to prove
Shrewsbury striker Marvin Morgan is determined to prove his quality this season after a disappointing last campaign.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 16/08/11 1:06pm
Shrewsbury Town striker Marvin Morgan is determined to prove his quality this season after a disappointing last campaign.
Morgan's 2010/11 season was overshadowed after comments he made on social networking site Twitter forced him to leave Aldershot.
However, a loan switch to League One strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge did not work out, with the 28-year-old making just nine appearances.
He grabbed the headlines for all the right reasons last week after his brace saw Shrewsbury dump Championship outfit Derby out of the Carling Cup and he says he is hungry for more after a barren spell in front of goal.
"As a striker you get rated on goals at the end of the day and I hardly scored any last season, which was very frustrating for me," Morgan told skysports.com.
"We weren't doing great at Aldershot and then the Twitter-gate saga happened, which was a huge low point in my career before joining Dagenham, which was probably the worst decision I could have made.
"In hindsight I probably should have held out for something better to come along, with a better club, like Bournemouth, cropping up as the mess cleared up.
"At the time we felt that Dagenham was the right choice because they wanted to do the deal there and then and unfortunately it just didn't work out.
"I've got nothing against Dagenham and it was just a case of the manager there not believing that I was the player to keep them up.
"That was his choice and this year I'm just going to let my football do the talking and go on from there.
"I was happy to get the two goals (against Derby), but I was disappointed not to get more and claim a hat-trick because that is the difference if I want to play at a higher level.
"I know that I am good enough, but performances and goals have to prove it, so I definitely feel that I've got something to prove this year."