MICHAEL Morrison is determined to carry on showing he is worthy of a place in the Wednesday team.
His performance in the 3-2 win at Oldham on Tuesday attracted praise from manager Gary Megson, who scathingly criticised him and dropped him after last month’s FA Cup defeat at Birmingham.
Morrison, at fault for one of the Blues’ goals when he was playing centre half, was recalled at right back at Oldham and was rated as “terrific” by the manager.
Megson said: “I was really pleased with him. He’s had the hump because I haven’t been playing him.
“He’d conceded goals and his impetus going into games, his approach wasn’t what I was looking for.
“Now, he has answered that in spades. He was terrific. It was a good performance at right back and he had an opportunity to score, which would have been a terrific goal.
“When I criticise people, if they respond in the right manner that’s what we’re doing it for, and I thought he played ever so well.”
Morrison, so close with a header at Boundary Park replaced Richard Hinds.
The £250,000 signing from Leicester was omitted from the match 18 at Bournemouth after the Birmingham cup-tie, was an unused sub at Carlisle and not on the bench for last Saturday’s defeat by Plymouth.
He admitted: “It’s frustrating when you’re not playing; you want to play every game.
“Teams can be chopped and changed for whatever reason, and that can mean an opportunity to play. Now it’s up to me to keep the shirt.
“I thought I was doing all right; then in the Birmimgham game I made a mistake and you can’t afford to make them.
“It cost the team; it cost me my position. But I feel I can do a job at this level.
“It’s a good squad. Whoever gets the opportunity to play can take it, and because it’s such a good squad, some players are going to be disappointed but would be on the teamsheet at other clubs.”
He hopes that the Boundary Park victory marks a renaissance for him and the team as they get set to face Notts County at Hillsborough on Saturday.
“Hopefully we can now get back-to-back wins,” he said.