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Fiery Ferrier Keen to Repay the Faith

12:45 pm Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Walsall striker Morgan Ferrier has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend's League One clash with Accrington Stanley, and discussed his summer switch from Boreham Wood to the Banks's, and revealed his desire to repay manager Dean Keates for the faith he showed by activating the striker's release clause during pre-season.
London-born Ferrier, who enjoyed youth spells with Arsenal. Watford, and Nottingham Forest along with a season at Crystal Palace, before eventually moving to non-league football, admits that he has made a few mistakes during his short career but is determined to prove his worth and make the most of the opportunity afforded to him by the Saddlers.

The 23-year-old has netted four times in ten first-team appearances so far this season and believes that he has already begun to mature both on and off the pitch, something he believes Dean Keates deserves credit for.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Morgan said; "I made a few mistakes when I was younger so that’s why I’m so grateful to the gaffer for giving me this opportunity.

"Every day, whether it’s out to train or playing games, I want to repay him because he has shown so much faith me in. And he has given me the licence to go out and be the person I want to be and the player I want to be.

"I'm quite a fiery character and at times that can misunderstood. A lot of times people look at that in the wrong way. But I’m getting older, I’m becoming more mature and I want to be a positive influence instead of a negative one.

"Those I’m the things I am working on and the gaffer helps me a lot with that. I’m eternally grateful to him. I just want to work hard for him and do the best I can for myself and everyone connected with the club."

The striker, who spent eight years with Arsenal before being released aged sixteen, then went on to talk about how difficult it was being released at such a young age, before going on to insist that the experience helped him realise what he had to do to make it as a professional footballer.

He continued; "It was hard – I had been at Arsenal for 10-years and it was all I knew. But leaving there helped me to open my eyes and realise, this can all go so quick.

"One of the best things I did was going non-league because a lot of players get wrapped up in a bubble of playing under-23s football. But it’s not realistic. In non-league, you’ll get fouled 10 times and the ref will only give you one or two.

"It toughened me up. Everyone’s pathway is different but mine has been good for me."


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