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Morris wants three points after working back up to Pittodrie return with Ross County

By Andrew Henderson

Callum Morris is looking forward to returning to Pittodrie with Ross County now that he has been able to work his way back up to the Scottish Premiership.

The 29-year-old centre back spent six months with Aberdeen in 2016, but did not play a single game.

Callum Morris has played in all three of Ross County's Scottish Premiership matches so far this season. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Callum Morris has played in all three of Ross County's Scottish Premiership matches so far this season. Picture: Ken Macpherson

Morris says he was still able to take positives from his time in the north-east, and wants to take all three points away from there this afternoon.

“I injured my Achilles early on after signing, so I missed pre-season – after that, it was just a struggle trying to get into the team," he recalled.

“I did well, but there were good players there. That’s why you go to a club like that, for the competition.

“I still really enjoyed it. When you’ve had a bit of a rollercoaster career, you kind of realise that every day in football is massive. You have to enjoy every minute of it.

“I do that every day and I did that at Aberdeen. Going there was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. I wouldn’t change it.

“It is just another great game to look forward to and another three points up for grabs. That’s what we’re going there for.

“We know we will need to put in a good performance, especially after what happened last weekend, but there’s no better place to do it than in front of the bumper crowd they always have through there.

“There’ll be a good atmosphere and we’re all looking forward to it."

Morris was boosted earlier this week by news that he has been included in the Northern Irish squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Germany and Luxembourg next week.

He flies out to meet up with Michael O'Neill's squad tomorrow.

Born in Newcastle, Morris represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level before switching to Northern Ireland – where his dad Gerry is from – at senior level.

The defender was last included in an international squad in 2017, but is yet to make an appearance for his chosen country.

So while a return to the international stage was always a goal, the call still took him by surprise.

“It was always a goal of mine to try and push to be back involved, after being involved a couple of years ago," Morris explained.

“I hadn’t really thought much about it. I was just concentrating on playing here, and then I was told a couple of weeks ago.

“I’m delighted – after what happened last year with injuries it’s good to get another bit of good news. I’m over the moon with it.

“It’s especially nice when it’s out of the blue and you’re not really expecting it.

“It’s not only down to me, it’s all the boys as well, and the staff who have got me back fit. We have had a decent start to the season, taking away last week, which has all helped towards this happening."

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