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Morison post-Derby County | Pleasing to end season with victory

Steve Morison
Steve Morison spoke to the press at Pride Park following the Bluebirds’ win over Derby County on the final day of the 2021/22 season.

Jordan Hugill finished from Eli King’s low cross to secure three points for City on the road.

“The lads were excellent,” began Steve following the final whistle. “It was a makeshift team and we knew Derby would have a lot of the ball, they’re a really good team, they’ve done excellently.

“Very much like the game we had at our place, we set-up the same way, frustrated them in the first-half, didn’t give them many clear-cut chances and knew we could grow into the game.

“I picked a team that allowed us to make positive changes to win the match when needed, made a change at half-time to change the shape, Ollie [Denham] had done excellently.”

Steve went on to describe the goal, highlighted the players’ passion, provided an update on Isaak Davies’ knock, and sent a message to the supporters.

“Eli showed great composure to pick that moment, Jordan ends his loan spell with a goal, and we earn three points, so it’s fantastic.

“The lads showed how much it meant to them to win; at the death Dillon [Phillips] saved the ball and everyone went to congratulate him because it means something.

“Isaak’s got a bit of a sore knee, so let’s hope it’s just a bang on his knee, fingers crossed. Ending our season with a win is really pleasing. My message to the fans is to be as excited as we are for next season.”

Watch Steve’s full press conference on Cardiff City TV!