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In-form Morrison: Victories take priority over goals

25 November 2016

Baggies face Tigers at KCOM Stadium tomorrow

JAMES Morrison is keen to continue his goal rush although he admits getting on the scoresheet is merely the "icing on the cake" and victories are top priority.

Morrison found the net with a sweet finish in Albion's 4-0 win at home to Burnley on Monday night - coming after his header helped secure a 2-1 triumph at Leicester City last time out.

Albion travel to Hull City tomorrow (ko 3pm) looking to record a third successive victory in the Premier League.

Morrison said: "My goals in the last two games have been the icing on the cake, personally, but the main thing is that we're getting victories and climbing up the league.

"We're looking forward instead of down because at the bottom now it's pretty tight.

"There's not a lot in it from 11th downwards, really."

It is the first time since September 2008 that Morrison has hit the net in back-to-back league matches.

"I saw that stat, a few of my mates have given me a bit of stick," the 30-year-old added.

"It's nice, I'm getting in positions and getting chances. I'm looking forward to trying to keep it going.

"That's the biggest thing in football, continuity, and trying to do it week in, week out."


Having overcome what he admits was a "complicated" injury, a patient Morrison had to wait to make his first start in 10 months against the Foxes early in November.

The in-form Scotland midfielder heads to the KCOM Stadium tomorrow to face a Tigers side boasting a number of international team-mates.

And he is looking forward to what will be a testing afternoon.

"We've had a couple of nice victiories there. There's always a hot atmosphere," Morrison said.

"I know a few of the Hull lads who play at Scotland, it's going to be a tough game.

"Even the stats showed that at Sunderland, when they got beat 3-0, they were on top in that game.

"We're expecting a really tough game."

He added: "We've got a great team spirit here and that's probably our main attribute."


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