MORGAN FOCUSED ON FOOTBALL AFTER MAD DASH TO BIRTH!
DESPITE his new family being at the opposite end of the country, Plymouth striker Marvin Morgan insists he will have no problem focusing on his football.
Morgan became a father for the first time in the early hours of Tuesday morning when his partner gave birth to a son, Miles.
The 31-year-old dashed up to Newcastle to see the birth and missed the midweek defeat to Wycombe, but immediately returned south ahead of yesterday’s visit from Hartlepool, needing to get the train as he is still unable to drive after suffering a seizure in training last year.
And, though Morgan admits it was a wrench to leave his newborn son, he did so with an okay from his partner.
“I booked a ticket to come back to Plymouth on Monday and the missus was fine,” he said. “There were no signs of her having the baby. She had no pains, nothing.
“It cost me £500 in train fares to get back, but it was worth it to be there.
“With technology these days you can stay in touch, via Facetime and all that.
“It’s upsetting to leave them behind but she realises I’ve got a job to do, to look after her.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a footballer have paternity leave!”