Morgan delight at Shrews switch
Shrewsbury's latest recruit Marvin Morgan is determined to repay the faith shown by Graham Turner.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 25/06/11 5:52pm
Shrewsbury's latest recruit Marvin Morgan is determined to repay the faith shown by manager Graham Turner next season.
The 28-year-old grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons last season after his comments on Twitter landed him in hot water while at former club Aldershot.
He spent the second-half of last season at Dagenham & Redbridge after being transfer-listed by the Shots, making 12 appearances for the Daggers.
Several clubs from League One and League Two were keen on the ex-Woking striker this summer, but he told skysports.com that Shrewsbury were always his first choice after they signalled their interest.
"There were a lot of teams interested in me and I had to make sure that it was the right decision for me because of everything that happened last year," Morgan said.
"Going to Dagenham on loan was such a rushed move because of what went on at Aldershot and it was the wrong decision to go there in hindsight.
"I have corrected that mistake this summer by taking my time and considering all the options that were available to me before making my decision.
"I feel that this is the right club for me, especially with the manager behind me because the Twitter saga put a huge dent in my character.
"I have been branded as a bad egg by a lot of people that don't actually know me and the gaffer couldn't believe that I was the same guy as the one that I've been portrayed as by the media and fans.
"It was a stupid thing to say, but once people got hold of it and made their own decision about it I was described as a player that is a liability and can destruct at any moment.
"However, once we sat down and discussed things people can change their opinions pretty quickly and having Graham's respect and approval was a massive influence in my coming to Shrewsbury.
"To hear that he has wanted to sign me during every transfer window in the past couple of years was a great thing to be told and every player wants to be wanted.
"There were some other big League Two and League One clubs interested in me, but when a great club like Shrewsbury come calling it is simply a great opportunity.
"As soon as Shrewsbury contacted me I knew that they were my first choice if we could agree on terms and it wasn't a case of money because I was offered better money elsewhere.
"Any player that focuses on the money side of things forgets about football, so I made this move for footballing reasons."