Ineligible Morton will be cheering Cobblers on at Pride Park

He might not be allowed to play against Derby County at Pride Park this evening but that won't stop Callum Morton from 'kicking every ball' in the FA Cup fourth round replay.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:48 pm
Callum Morton

The 20-year-old is ineligible for tonight's cup tie due to the fact he was not registered in time for the original game, having signed a couple of days after the 0-0 draw at the PTS.

But fresh from scoring his first EFL goal on his full Cobblers debut at Macclesfield, Morton will be in attendance at Pride Park hoping to see an FA Cup upset.

And should the Cobblers beat their Championship hosts, Morton would be available to face Manchester United in round five.

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"It's a little bit frustrating but the lads have done so well to reach this point of the FA Cup already and they deserve their chance on the big stage at Pride Park," he said.

"I'll be there cheering on the lads and kicking every ball. I'm sure I'll go along and hopefully the lads can get the win and then Man United at home in the next round - that wouldn't be a bad way to make my FA Cup debut if given the opportunity!

"But the main thing is to win on Tuesday. I'll be watching hoping they get the win but they've already done brilliantly to get into this position and now we're up against a very good team with experienced players.

"But they'll go there with the same mindset as they had in the home game."

Over 4,500 Town fans will head up the M1 this evening while nearly 500 were in attendance at Moss Rose on Saturday as Morton's debut goal earned another three points.

"The fans were brilliant," he added. "They were kicking every ball themselves and obviously when we scored it was great to celebrate with them.

"It was cold and windy with the open terrace behind the goal but they came along and hopefully we keep winning games and they keep coming and keep enjoying it."