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Morris glad to be back at Gills
Morris glad to be back at Gills

Gillingham keeper Glenn Morris has been talking to KSN before he plays his first game in goal for the Club at Priestfield against Rochdale this weekend in over six years.

The returning on loan Crawley Town keeper made ten appearances for the Gills between 2014 and 2016 admitted that he cant wait to come out to the Rainham End this weekend.

“I would think that there will be some butterflies when it happens,” he told us; “You’re only human after all! If you don’t have that, then you’re not normal, I suppose,” the keeper laughed.

“Don’t want to overdo things, we just want to make sure that you play your best game, and I really am looking forward to Saturday.”

“It’s been a while since I played at Priestfield, but I have been with teams against the Gills here and know that if we do get in front, the crowd really do get behind the team. Opposition teams all try and quieten the team and we’ve got to make sure that we get the crowd behind us, and if I can pass on my experiences playing here to those who haven’t, but we all know that if we start well, it’ll be nice.”

“It surprised me looking from afar that they struggled so much last year with the talented players they had in the squad. We (Crawley) played here in a Cup competition early on last season – I didn’t play – but I remember watching thinking that they looked a strong team, and I didn’t expect them to be down the bottom at all!”

“It was difficult to watch – I’m still very local and I see the news and know a lot of people who are Gills fans. But that’s football sometimes as different managers come in and do different things and it was a shame that the Gaffer couldn’t get them quite over the line to stay up!”

“It was a good effort in the end but just one of those things.”

“It was disappointing for me to have the first conversation at Crawley with the manager where he said that he didn’t want me there as I’d been there for so long but when I knew that this opportunity was coming up it really was a no brainer, coming back to a club that I know not far from me and in the same division and knowing some of the players. It really did tick all the boxes – at Crawley I was being told that I wasn’t even going to be in the squad, so it really was an easy decision.”

“This is the first time I’ve worked with the Gaffer as a manager, but I think it’s just that he’s able to bring the best out of people. I played with him at Southend, and he was a really good person, really enthusiastic about football. It really was just ideal to take the chance to work with him as a manager having known him as a player – really looking forward to it!”

Picture supplied by Gillingham Football Club.