Morris keen to stay with Town

Josh Morris celebrates his goal at Rochdale
Josh Morris celebrates his goal at Rochdale

Josh Morris is hoping he can secure a return to Fleetwood Town having ended his loan spell in spectacular fashion.

The Blackburn midfielder made it three goals in two games, striking twice in the second half to help earn Fleetwood a 2-2 draw with pace-setters Swindon Town.

Morris returns to Blackburn Rovers today but is hoping to secure swift and decisive talks on his future with Town boss Graham Alexander desperate to see the midfielder return.

Morris struck twice in 10 second half minutes to give Fleetwood a surprise 2-0 lead against the Robins, driving home from a Jamie Proctor backheel for his first, picking his spot for the second after a superb curling pass from Stephen Dobbie.

Morris also found the net in last Sunday’s victory at Rochdale and his goal-glut could give Rovers a powerful bargaining chip in determining the terms of any further loan.

Despite the question over his future, Morris’ first thoughts were on the game, the Preston born ace annoyed to see his hard work not rewarded with three points - goals from Andy Williams and Louis Thompson securing a Swindon fightback

“It’s great to get two but it’s a shame we couldn’t hold on for the points,” he said.

“The lads have done great work for me for both goals, we could have taken the points.”

Morris admits his brace was the perfect parting gesture but doesn’t want to say say goodbye to Highbury just yet.

He said:”It’s been nice to get on the scoresheet, it’s good to get the chances, it’s a nice way to end the loan.

“That’s how it stands now.

“I’d love to stay, I’ve had a great time.

“Hopefully something will get sorted, but it’s out of my hands.

“The manager knows I want to stay.

“I need to know if I’ll get an opportunity at Blackburn but if not I want to be here.

“I’m on a scoring run now and I’d love to keep that going.”

One complication is that Rovers are subject to a transfer embargo as a result of breaching fair play rules.

Morris was not allowed to play in the FA Cup as a result and even he is unsure how things will pan out back at Ewood Park

He said: “I’m not sure what’s going on there.

“I’ll just go back, speak to the boss and take it from there.”

Morris isn’t the only one looking to make urgent contact with Gary Bowyer.

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander is keen to talk over a new deal for Morris.

He said: “There’s been so much going on around the match and especially at this time of year we’ve left it on the back burner.

“Those talks will continue now and we’ll see if we can do something because Josh has done a great job since he’s come here.

“I think we’ve been equally positive for his career as well.”