The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Dan Barnes

JOE Mor­rell has his mind firmly set on a start­ing berth at Bris­tol City next sea­son af­ter a suc­cess­ful loan spell at Chel­tenham.

The 21-year-old has de­vel­oped dur­ing the cam­paign in the mid­dle of the park and even earned two Wales U21 caps dur­ing his time at Whad­don Road.

But, with his loan spell com­ing to an end away at Crewe next week, Mor­rell has his eye on a start­ing place at his par­ent club.

“If you’d told me this time last year I’d come to Chel­tenham and play 40 games in League Two, I’d have snapped your hand off,” Mor­rell said.

“I will go back to Bris­tol City in pre-sea­son and I am an am­bi­tious per­son so I want to play for Bris­tol City.

“If that doesn’t hap­pen I’d be open to any­thing, and if I end up at Chel­tenham I’d be re­ally happy with that.”

Mor­rell made his de­but against Steve­nage last Septem­ber and has noth­ing but praise for the way he’s been treated by man­ager Gary John­son and the whole club.

“I have loved this year,” Mor­rell said. “It’s been a bril­liant learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for me and ev­ery­one at the club has been fan­tas­tic, so I’d like to thank them for that.”


ON THE SPOT: Frank Field­ing dives at full stretch to keep out Lee Tom­lin’s penalty, af­ter the goal­keeper had brought down Ben Os­born

GAMES: Joe Mor­rell

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