Morgan sets sights on top spot

Shrews striker focused on Friday night's clash

Morgan (r): Is looking to continue his impressive form at Roots Hall

Marvin Morgan has targeted top spot in League Two as Shrewsbury travel to third placed Southend on Friday night.

The striker is currently on a high after impressing during their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Carling Cup last week.

Morgan, 28, admits that confidence is high at Greenhous Meadow at the moment after Saturday's 2-0 victory against Torquay, despite the current defensive injury crisis.

Bigger

He told skysports.com: "I felt that the game just gone was even bigger to be honest because it was one that could have swung either way.

"Having lost to Arsenal, a defeat against Torquay would have sent our good start to the season out of the window, but we were focused and got the points on the board.

"James Collins grabbed another two goals and I'm really pleased for him because he has had to be patient and has worked hard to get back into the side.

"Southend is obviously a massive game and we are a bit light at the back, but we know what we have to do."

Experience

Morgan felt the defeat at the Emirates Stadium was a great experience for Graham Turner's side and has given everybody at the club food for thought as they aim to secure promotion to League One this season.

"It was an amazing experience, with all the build-up in the media, going to the ground and seeing all the fans outside the stadium.

"There must have been about 5,000 fans waiting for us outside as we arrived, with a mixture of Arsenal and Shrewsbury and it was just a great occasion.

"I'm very envious of the top-flight boys because they get to do that every week and it certainly whets the appetite of everyone at the club."