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Ross: Aaron can step-up

20 January 2014

Defender can make his mark says goalkeeper

Ross Worner believes that Aaron Morris will be a great signing for AFC Wimbledon after the defender’s encouraging performance at Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Worner previously played behind Morris at Aldershot Town and he knows that the ex-Cardiff City trainee can be a capable defender at League 2 level.

Morris, who was out injured for 10 months last year, was pitched into meaningful action much sooner than anticipated at Glanford Park following Andy Frampton’s withdrawal, but he played his part in keeping a clean sheet at the League 2 leaders.

“I know exactly what Aaron can do because I played with him at Aldershot,” said Worner. “Aaron is a great defender and I am buzzing that he came in and helped us get a good result in his first proper game here. I thought he played very well, especially because he’s been out for so long.

“I am gutted for Andy though because he’s an absolute warrior. He smashed his shoulder a few weeks ago, but he just carried on. Hopefully, Andy will be back as soon as possible.”

Worner added that the players really owed manager Neal Ardley a big performance at Scunthorpe on Saturday to make up for that disappointing showing against Torquay United a week earlier.

“We all knew that we were poor against Torquay and we had to give the manager a good result,” added the 24-year-old goalkeeper. “The manager puts a lot work in during the week and we needed to come away with something for him. I think that the boys really dug in and we put a lot of effort in. We were pretty solid at the back and we are delighted that we came away from a tough match at the league leaders with a point.

“We need to build on it though. The way that we’ve played in some games it looks like we should be up there, but in other games we’ve been poor. We need to keep level-headed and keep our performances going in the right direction.”

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