Charlton Athletic defender Michael Morrison writes exclusively for the KM Group
Last Saturday was slightly
unusual for me, because I had plenty of family and friends at the
game against Ipswich Town, my hometown club.
I stress most of them were
supporting Ipswich, though, which meant some awkward conversations
I was born in Haverhill and I
also know a few season-ticket holders at Ipswich, so it was nice to
get a result against them.
I got one of my friends a ticket
to sit in the Charlton end and he is an Ipswich fan, so he was
probably biting his lip.
It was the first time I’ve
played at Portman Road. I’ve been on the bench a couple of times
but it was the first time I’d started there and it was an important
game for both clubs.
Both of us were at the wrong end
of the table and although it’s still early in the season, the less
time in the relegation places, the better.
The week before the game was
As a group of lads, having
largely come together at the start of last season and immediately
gone on to win League 1, we’ve not lost three league games in a row
before and not many of us have been near the foot of the
That meant there were new
questions asked of us, so it was good to answer them.
We concentrated on getting back
We played 4-4-2 with two wingers
and were positive.
We played some good stuff and
then, in the last 10 to 15 minutes, after they scored, we showed we
could grind out a result.
Hopefully, we’ll build on that in our home games against
Blackburn on Saturday and Watford on Tuesday.