It may be a case of learning the hard way, but Carlton Morris insists he will continue to relish the lessons he is currently undertaking against international class defenders like Thiago Silva in Friday’s game at Chelsea.
The former Norwich and Barnsley striker made history in the opening day fixture at Brighton by scoring the Town’s first Premier League goal, and although his only sight of the target in the 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge was a second-half 25-yarder that flew well over the bar, he was not downhearted.
“It’s a bit different for me, but I’m learning fast and when my chances come, I’m going to take them,” said the 27-year-old when asked about coming up against the likes of Silva.
“We are quite resilient, our heads don’t drop,” he added about the team as whole. “We stay in the game, no matter the score. We have a lot of respect for the teams in this division, but we don’t have any fear. We are not going to stop until the final whistle.”
Morris says the Hatters will be fully prepared for more tests in the Premier League, the next against West Ham in the first home league game of the season next Friday.
“I fully support every single player in our dressing room and our coaching staff, I know we’ll go on and get results this season,” he told Sky Sports after Friday’s loss. “It’s been a difficult start, a bit of a reality check for us really.
“This is the big time now, but that’s what we play football for. I love it and can’t wait to get going for the next one already.”
He also paid tribute to the 3,000 travelling Town supporters who gave the players and staff a rousing ovation after the final whistle in south-west London.
“I want to say something about the fans,” said Morris. “Honestly, the first two away games this season they have been unbelievable, absolutely outstanding.
“It puts a smile on my face even though it’s a tough result, going over at the end there, they are absolutely bouncing and these people work hard to pay their hard earned money to come and watch us play, so we are never going to give up, no matter what.”