Sam Morsy reveals his standout Middlesbrough game and how he was persuaded to join from Wigan Athletic
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The 29-year-old midfielder joined Boro from Wigan in September and has been a regular starter for Neil Warnock’s side this campaign.
Speaking to Boro’s matchday programme, Morsy was asked to choose the five biggest games of his career, and picked out October’s victory at Ashton Gate.
George Saville scored the only goal of the game that night as the Robins suffered their first league defeat of the campaign and were knocked off the top of the table.
“This was probably my standout for Boro so far,” said Morsy.
“It was maybe my third or fourth start. Bristol City were playing really well at the time and right up there so it was a really good away win.
“It wasn’t too dissimilar to the midweek Nottingham Forest win to be honest – the same midfield and it’s when I thought we’re a strong team and we can do something this season.”
Morsy has also enjoyed playing for Warnock and says the manager’s track record was one of the reasons he decided to move to the Riverside.
The Egyptian international spoke with former Wigan team-mate David Marshall before making the switch and believes Boro can get even better after a promising start to the campaign.
“I’m really enjoying it at Boro,” Morsy added. “I think the only thing missing is the fans, they definitely give you a lift and it’s still a bit surreal them not being in the stadiums.
“We’re a couple of points off the play-offs and I don’t think many people expected us to be in there at the start of the season – but the exciting thing is for me we are improving all the time and I think we can get even better.
“The manager’s track record speaks for itself. I remember speaking to players like David Marshall before I signed and he said – you sign for Neil Warnock and you will always have a chance.
“When it comes to that crunch time, there’s no-one better to be your manager.”