June 19 2013 Latest news:
by Carl Marston
Friday, July 27, 2012
CLINTON Morrison would rather forget his last two years in the wilderness.
Stuck in a rut since 2010, Morrison is now eager to make up for lost time at Colchester United.
His next challenge is producing a good display in the U’s pre-season friendly at Maldon & Tiptree this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).
Earlier in his career, the U’s new 33-year-old striker had scored 102 league goals during two separate spells at Crystal Palace, in 281 league outings, an impressive ratio.
The likeable front-man, always an engaging personality, had also played for Birmingham and Coventry before his switch to Sheffield Wednesday in 2010.
But he does not look back with any fondness at his two years in the wilderness at Hillsborough.
He admitted; “The last two years have been very frustrating, 100%.
“It’s been a standstill in my career. I’ve scored goals throughout my career, about 180 goals already, so the last two years were wasted.
“As soon as I knew the manager (John Ward) said he wanted me, and had been chasing me for a while, I wanted to come and prove to people that I’m still hungry and I still want to score goals.
“This is a big chance for me, and I’d like to thank the manager.
“Having played against West Ham, I can say that it’s a nice pitch here. The club has come along way since Layer Road.
“Colchester is on the up!” concluded Morrison.