Morton, Alex Samuel

‘I want to be the boss’, says Morton striker Samuel

By Craig Turnbull

Alex Samuel says he would love to extend his stay at Morton and help fire the club into the play-offs.

Samuel, who is on loan from Swansea City, is set to go back to the Liberty Stadium once his short-term deal ends in January.

But the 20-year-old admits he’s keen to extend his stint with Morton, who have made an impressive start to the season and sit fourth.

“It depends on the clubs and what they want but I’m really happy at the moment and I’d be really happy if they’d like to extend the deal,” he said.

“I’m enjoying being in the first team and training because it’s hard work and you can feel a really good benefit out of it.

“It’s a well-run club, the manager, team-mates and fans are great. Overall it’s the club to be at.”

Being at a Premier League team like Swansea, the youngster has encountered some world-class stars and there was one particular piece of advice from a striker that he’ll never forget.

“When you come into situations like that with first-team players you think they won’t interact with you but Wilfried Bony was so approachable,” he said.

“We’d have a chat walking into training and at shooting practices and there was one thing that I remember he said: ‘be the boss’ in the lowest voice you could ever imagine!

“He wanted to help me and it was great that he wanted to give me the time of day.

“Hopefully I’ll have a successful career and be able to give back as well because I know how it feels.

“I hope to have a successful career in football, make a good living out of it and enjoy it. Walking out in front of a full house at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League that would be the dream.

“I’ve had the privilege even for the 21s I’ve started for the first team against Bournemouth in pre-season so that was amazing.

“To watch them as a kid and then walking out, playing alongside Nathan Dyer and Montero on the wing and you’re upfront. And you’re like how did this happen?! It’s brilliant.”

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