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SIGNING | Millers land Morris

31 January 2017

The Millers sign Carlton Morris...

Rotherham United have completed a deadline day swoop for Norwich City striker Carlton Morris on loan until the end of the season, subject to EFL and FA ratification.

The 21-year-old front-man becomes Paul Warne’s fifth addition during January following the arrivals of Richard O’Donnell, Alex Bray, Semi Ajayi and Ben Purrington.

The Millers beat the 11pm deadline to secure the former England under 19 international; who last season enjoyed a loan spell with Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical.

“The best way to explain his game is like a young Revs [Alex Revell],” interim manager Paul Warne told www.themillers.co.uk

“He’s really mobile, direct and he wants to get a goal. He can play in a three up front or a two and he's even led the line on his own.

“He's really hard-working and really athletic which is what I want. He's a good age and he's friends with Tom Adeyemi here, so Tom knows him and has explained how the club works and he's really keen to come in and play.

“He went on loan to Hamilton last year and scored a lot of goals and he's a real handful. I spoke to him and told him the way we play. We create chances and we're excellent at home especially and we're pretty direct and the strikers are expected to work hard but get their rewards.

“He's really to come here and join in and help us with this fight.”

The Cambridge-born ace has played four times for Norwich City under 23s in the EFL Trophy this season, scoring in the 4-1 victory over MK Dons.

He made his debut for Norwich in The Championship in March 2015 in a 1-0 home defeat to Wigan.

He has also enjoyed loan spells at Oxford United and York City before enjoying a lengthy loan spell north of the border with Hamilton.

“I've always liked him,” Warne added.

“The situation with Norwich is that he's been on their bench quite a bit this year and they've got a plethora of options. They wouldn't let me have him until they got players in, so I had to wait until they got theirs in and they've only got the last one in today.

“Then I got the phone call off my mate at Norwich telling me he'd do us a favour which was nice and he's encouraged the lad to come to us because he knows he'll get game time. 

“It's more choice up top which is never a bad thing and with the additions we're trying to make at the back, we're just trying to strengthen the team up throughout.”


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