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Getting to know you: Carlton Morris

All you need to know about MK Dons' newest signing...

8 January 2020 provides you with all the information you need on MK Dons' newest signing, Carlton Morris...

Plenty of experience in Sky Bet League One
Despite only being 24 years of age, Carlton Morris arrives at Stadium MK with plenty of experience – particularly in this division.

The forward has played a combined 63 Sky Bet League One games for both Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town, with 22 of those coming this term with the Millers.

While on loan at Shrewsbury Town during the 2016/17 season, Morris featured in 43 games and helped the Shrews reach the Sky Bet League One Play-Off final.

He scored the second goal in their 2-0 aggregate win over Charlton Athletic in the semi finals, to secure the trip to Wembley Stadium.

Represented his country at youth level
The striker has two international caps to his name for England at Under-19s level.

He scored on his Young Lions debut, helping England to a 6-1 victory over Estonia – a game which also featured two former Dons in Josh Murphy and Lewis Baker. Morris grabbed the third goal of the game.

He made one further appearance for England that season – a 1-0 win over Switzerland.

Played with Russell Martin at Norwich City
Morris made his senior debut for the Canaries as a 77th-minute substitute in a Sky Bet Championship clash with Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road, and playing in defence that day was MK Dons boss Russell Martin.

Martin has spoken highly of Morris as a young player coming through at Norwich while his new striker has praised the positive impact that Martin had on him. The two get to work together again, now, at Stadium MK.

FA Youth Cup winner
In 2013, Norwich City stunned Chelsea to lift the FA Youth Cup for only the second time in the Club’s history and Morris played a crucial role in the success.

Alongside a former MK Dons loanee in Josh Murphy, Morris featured in every round of the competition for the Canaries and scored a stunning hat-trick in their quarter-final victory over Everton.

The striker also contributed to two of their four goals in the 4-2 aggregate win over Chelsea in the final, ensuring he and his teammates could get their hands on the prestigious trophy.

Has contributed to 10 goals already this season
Morris has been in good form in 2019/20, with four goals and six assists to his name already.

He netted a brace in Rotherham United’s win over Bolton Wanderers back in September before adding to his goal tally with a low finish against Doncaster Rovers and a bullet header in a victory over Accrington Stanley.

In terms of assists, Morris set up six goals for the Millers during his time with the club, including their winner against MK Dons against Stadium MK in November.

Scored against MK Dons in 2016
Not only has Morris assisted a goal against the Dons, he has also found the net against his current club.

Back in November 2016, he was part of the Norwich City Under-23s side that beat MK Dons 4-1 in the EFL Trophy. Morris scored a stunning opening goal after just 11 minutes before providing the assist for Nelson Oliveira to make it 3-1 midway through the second half.

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