Nothing to lose

Morison feels Wales can revel in role of underdogs

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Nothing to lose

Morison: Happy with underdogs tag

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Wales striker Steve Morison insists all the pressure is on England ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier this weekend.

England travel to Cardiff on Saturday aiming to keep their Euro 2012 bid on track with victory over winless Wales in Group G.

Millwall striker Morison is happy Wales are being written off by some pundits as they look to cause a shock against Fabio Capello's side.

"We know we are the underdogs and we are happy with that as it means we have nothing to lose," Morison told skysports.com.

"All the pressure is on England as they are expected to beat Wales and they will not want to lose to Wales.

"They are at the top of the group and we are at the bottom so they are the big favourites to win.

"We just plan to go out there and give it our best shot and hopefully the fans can be our 12th man at the Millennium Stadium."

Morison has also rejected the notion that Wales are a one-man team after Tottenham star Gareth Bale was ruled out of the game due to injury.

Morison believes Wales have enough quality in their ranks to cause a shock against England and that all the players are fired up to do well in Gary Speed's first competitive game in charge.

Raring to go

"Obviously Gareth Bale is an exceptional player, but we have a number of other great players," added Morison.

"We have the likes of Craig Bellamy, Rambo [Aaron Ramsey] and Joe Ledley and everyone in the squad is raring to go for Saturday.

"The mood in the camp is great and training has been very good under the new manager.

"The manager is getting across what he wants from each of us and there is a great team spirit in the squad."

Morison accepts qualifying for Euro 2012 is lookin unlikely for Wales after losing their opening three fixtures, but he admits beating England would give them a massive confidence boost for the rest of the campaign.

"Obviously it is a tough ask for us to qualify after losing our first three games, but to get a win against England would fill us with confidence," continued Morison.

"It is a massive day for us players and the fans and if we can get a win it will help the fans to start believing in us again.

"I am sure they will be right behind us on Saturday and that could give us that little bit extra."

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