After making his long-awaited return at Fulham this weekend, Carlton Morris expressed his delight at being back on the pitch.
Despite the eventual result at Craven Cottage, it was a big milestone for our forward who has been out of action for three months having sustained a knee injury against Coventry City in August.
“I couldn’t wait to get out there; I’ve been thinking about it for a few months now,” he smiled. “It’s been a long road, the rehab is always tough when you get a long-term injury, but it’s always worth it when you get back on the pitch and pull a Barnsley shirt on.”
Morris was his usual physical presence against the Cottagers, making himself known in the opening exchanges as he looked to forge his way down the left flank.
The 26-year-old was replaced after 75 minutes by Victor Adeboyejo, who went on to score our solitary goal, and he insists he is eager to work his way back to full match sharpness.
“I feel really good – I’m in a really good place,” continued Morris. “The medical team have done brilliant to get me back in a place where I’m ready to rock and roll, so it’s 75 but I’m feeling sweet and ready to go again in midweek.”
Up next for Barnsley are Swansea City on Wednesday evening as we look to get back to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship.
It’ll be Poya Asbaghi’s first game in the dugout and Morris says he is looking forward to getting to work when our new Head Coach takes training on Monday.
“It’s almost like a bit of a fresh start and I think I can speak on behalf of the whole team that we’re really excited to get our heads down, work really hard and get some more positive results,” he insisted.
“Swansea at home, in front of our fans, we’ve got every chance. We just need to focus on Monday and working hard and getting our heads right to focus on that game.”
You can watch Carlton’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.