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Morley 'Buzzing' After Debut Win

Midfielder cherishes important victory on impressive first start

16 January 2022

Aaron Morley was happy to cap off a “brilliant” first week at Bolton with a win against Ipswich Town.

Wanderers were impressive 2-0 victors over the Tractor Boys at the University of Bolton Stadium with new signing Morley playing a key role in the Whites’ opener.

His fine strike in the 74th-minute teed up Kieran Lee for the decisive first goal before Dapo Afoloyan quickly added a second to guarantee a first win in six league games for Ian Evatt’s men and end a four-game losing run wrapped around their Christmas COVID shutdown.

And Morley says the dressing room has seen a huge lift following the much-awaited victory.

“I was watching the last game here and all the boys were down so the win was very important,” said the midfielder.

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“I’m buzzing and the boys are buzzing.

“The main thing is we got the three points and we played well. I think we got most things right.”

Morley almost capped an impressive debut with a goal, seeing his shot from the edge of the box saved by Christian Walton before Lee lashed in the rebound, but was more than happy with the outcome.

“I wish it would have gone in but at least we got the tap-in,” he added.

“This is the first three points in a few games and hopefully it’s going to be the start of a few more.

“Hopefully we can kick-on from this now.”

Morley’s mid-week arrival from Rochdale comes alongside three other January signings for Evatt.

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On-loan teenage goalkeeper James Trafford was also a debutant on Saturday in a side featuring recent additions Marlon Fossey and Dion Charles.

And Morley is delighted to be part of a refreshed Wanderers’ squad looking to make rapid strides back up League One.

“It’s been brilliant,” added the 21-year-old, whose range of passing and composure on the ball will help add a further dimension to Evatt’s side.

“All the boys have been great with me to help me settle in.

“The gaffer’s been helping me through training and I’m really enjoying my time here so far.”

To watch Aaron’s first post-match interview, click HERE


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