Mor­gan: I have noth­ing to prove

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RIKKI- LEE ARNOLD

MICHAEL Mor­gan says he is not out to prove any­thing to any­one as the Cow­boys pre­pare for a tough run into the fi­nals.

The play­maker has come un­der a lot of pres­sure this sea­son while fill­ing in for Johnathan Thurston ( shoul­der) as the team’s half­back.

While the club had a rough trot when Thurston was in­jured ear­lier this year, they have im­proved greatly over the past two months.

A lot of this has come off the back of Mor­gan’s grow­ing con­fi­dence, but not ev­ery­one is con­vinced the Queens­land star can con­tinue to lead the club when times get tougher.

Dar­ren Lock­yer said last week that he does not know if the Cow­boys will be able to win big­ger games and close out tight mo­ments with­out Thurston in the side.

While Mor­gan said Lock­yer is prob­a­bly right to ques­tion him, he is con­fi­dent he can con­tinue do­ing what’s he al­ready done, even as the Cow­boys ap­proach a hor­ror run against the Roost­ers, Storm, Pan­thers and Sharks.

“I’m never try­ing to go out to prove any­thing to any­one,” Mor­gan said.

“I want to do my job for my team­mates. That’s how I think about it.

“I’m not go­ing out to prove any­one wrong that we can’t win with­out Johnno. It is nice to win with­out him ... it’s a bit of a re­lief.

“But the games will keep get­ting big­ger and harder and as a group we’ll just have to pre­pare well. I’m no dif­fer­ent in that.

“In the big­ger games, there will be more pres­sure on me but that’s how it is in the po­si­tion I play.”

Michael Mor­gan.

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