Clinton Morrison on the move after standing still
CLINTON Morrison would rather forget his last two years in the wilderness.
Stuck in a rut since 2010, Morrison is now eager to make up for lost time at Colchester United.
His next challenge is producing a good display in the U’s pre-season friendly at Maldon & Tiptree this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).
Earlier in his career, the U’s new 33-year-old striker had scored 102 league goals during two separate spells at Crystal Palace, in 281 league outings, an impressive ratio.
The likeable front-man, always an engaging personality, had also played for Birmingham and Coventry before his switch to Sheffield Wednesday in 2010.
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But he does not look back with any fondness at his two years in the wilderness at Hillsborough.
He admitted; “The last two years have been very frustrating, 100%.
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“It’s been a standstill in my career. I’ve scored goals throughout my career, about 180 goals already, so the last two years were wasted.
“As soon as I knew the manager (John Ward) said he wanted me, and had been chasing me for a while, I wanted to come and prove to people that I’m still hungry and I still want to score goals.
“This is a big chance for me, and I’d like to thank the manager.
“Having played against West Ham, I can say that it’s a nice pitch here. The club has come along way since Layer Road.
“Colchester is on the up!” concluded Morrison.