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Morrison spurred on by disappointment
Published : 02 Apr 2009 13:15:00
James Morrison admits the frustration of being left out of the Scotland side against Holland inspired him to put on a show against Iceland.The West Brom winger was a surprise omission at the expense of Gary Teale for the 3-0 defeat in the Amsterdam Arena, and only came on for the last five minutes when the Group Nine fixture was lost.The 22-year-old, however, was handed a start against Iceland and won plaudits for his performance on the right-hand side in the 2-1 win which keeps the Scots' World Cup hopes alive.Morrison was determined to shine after the disappointment of Amsterdam."I did think I was going to start in Holland, I was looking forward to that game but sometimes you get a bit disappointed," he said."I got on and it was a great achievement to play in the Amsterdam ArenA but I was happy when I got the nod against Iceland."I was out to improve the team and prove to the manager that maybe I should have started in Holland."He didn't say he was keeping me for the Iceland game but maybe he had that in mind."It was a massive game and maybe he was keeping me fresh because I'm new to this scene."It is hard work and credit to the lads who played the two games."Morrison, who won his fifth cap against Iceland, is keen to build on his fledgling relationship with Tottenham right-back Alan Hutton which showed promise at Hampden."I'm new to the international football so I'm trying to impress and make Scotland fans aware of how good I can be," he said."I think I did that but there is more to come from me."I fully enjoyed my role with Alan on the right, I think we worked well. I like to come inside and Alan likes to go down the outside. That's what we worked on in training."It was a pleasure to play with Alan in that role but it was a good overall team performance."