Best Boro team I've played in - Morison
CAPTAIN Steve Morison believes this is the most talented Boro side he has played in. Morison was part of the Boro side that grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat in the FA Trophy final of 2007 but the 25-year-old believes the club s current crop of play
CAPTAIN Steve Morison believes this is the most talented Boro side he has played in.
Morison was part of the Boro side that grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat in the FA Trophy final of 2007 but the 25-year-old believes the club's current crop of players are the best he has played alongside at The Lamex Stadium.
"I definitely believe this is the best Stevenage team I've played in," Morison told The Comet. "Maybe the team that was top of the league at the halfway point last season was as good, but that faltered with the change of management. This is now the best team and I'm the captain of that team.
"We've got a great spirit around the place, the gaffer helps with that and everyone just loves playing football. We've got an honest bunch of lads, everyone wants to win.
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"There's a will to win in the dressing room and on the training ground - you've never seen so many arguments on the training ground about a goal being allowed or disallowed - it's fantastic and it's a real team effort.
"We've been on a great run and if everyone performs on the day I don't think there is anyone who can get near us."
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The team made a terrible start to the season and a Wembley appearance looked a long way off as the club endured what was called 'Nightmare November' but the Boro ace believes their form since shows the character that exists within the dressing room.
"It was a tough time," admitted the former Northampton trainee. "I got sent off in the first game of the season which I don't think helped anyone's cause. 'Nightmare November' came from the players. We did a fines school and for our Christmas night out we wanted to get a bit more money in the pot so I put about four or five signs up around the dressing room saying 'Nightmare November - all fines are doubled' and it just coincided with us having our worst run."
Morison has fantastic memories of the 2007 final when he netted Boro's winner in the 88th minute and he says the experience is something he will never forget.
"I think everyone dreams of scoring the winner at Wembley and I managed to do it. It was a great achievement and a great day.
"I don't think you ever forget those kind of days, they go quickly and it's a bit of a blur at the time but when you look back at it, there's lots of things I remember. I remember the coach journey in, I remember the dressing room before the game, at half time and after the game - everything about it. I've got memories at home which remind me every day."
The 25-year-old has however warned his team-mates that the experience will be tarnished if they don't come away with a winners medal.
"It doesn't mean anything if we don't do it again. It would be a massive disappointment. We remember playing Kidderminster here and we were 2-0 down and came out and won 3-2 and I remember their players were crying. It wasn't nice for them but they celebrated at half time like they'd won the game and there was still 45 minutes to go. You don't want to walk up those steps as a loser."
Morison has taken on the captain's armband this season and he admits he can't wait to lead his side out.
"It'll be a proud moment leading the lads out here and hopefully walking up the steps a winner but, it's not about the captain, it's all about the team. It's just an armband really.