Date: 5th August 2015 at 6:23pm
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New signing and the thrice returning Steve Morison has said he’s determined to hit the ground running with the League One 2015-16 opener now only a few days away.

Having been announced as a new signing on a 12 month deal yesterday, Morison has again been in front of the press but this time his focus was on the opener against Shrewsbury.

Quoted by the official site he admitted his focus was to get back to the form he showed in his first spell for us.

‘I am absolutely delighted and back where I want to be. The season is a few days away so I can get myself sorted, get myself settled, have a couple of days with the boys and get ready to go and beat Shrewsbury. It will be fantastic on Saturday; no doubt it will be about 100 degrees, it will be stupidly hot and the game will be played at 100 miles an hour. But that is what I am most excited about; I’m excited about coming here and looking forward to playing games of football, because I have missed that.’

With 120 starts under his belt for us in his two previous spells along with a goal return of 48, Morison went on to say that he wants it very much to be the case of third time lucky and have this spell at the club eclipse his first – especially as everybody in the camp wants to really put the relegation disappointment of 2014-15 behind them and build a bright new future under manager Neil Harris.

‘When I came here first time around it was a bit of an unknown quantity and I didn’t really have anything to prove, but it ended up going quite well. I’ve been away a few years, come back on loan and we stayed up luckily, but it wasn’t as good as the first time around. I have had another year away, I’m back again and this time it’s a totally different kettle of fish. I’m fit, I’m just going to get my head down and prove a few people wrong. I know what this place is all about. I know what Neil is all about, I know what the fans are all about. I know what Andy Ambler and John Berylson expect and I am not coming here under any illusions that this is going to be an easy ride.’

Adding that despite his history with us he’s playing for his future at the club as he’d dearly like a deal longer than 12 months but he has to earn it and play his part in putting the club back on an upward curve.

‘I am playing for my future and the club needs to get back to where it should be and hopefully we have everything in place to get us there. To get this place buzzing we need to start with a bang and win some games. There is no better place to play on a Tuesday night or a Saturday when The Den is rocking.’

The chances to do just that are only a few days away and whilst the opener might be on our travels, three home games against Barnet in the Capital One Cup and then league encounters with Coventry and Barnsley would be a massive three opportunities to lay down a marker and start to achieve what Harris wants which is The Den to be a fortress this year.

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