Morton's 'work ethic' and 'hunger' persuaded Curle to make his move for Baggies striker

Manager Keith Curle believes young striker Callum Morton possesses the right attributes, both mentally and physically, to thrive for the Cobblers after joining the club on loan.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 4:15 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 4:41 pm
Callum Morton. Picture: Pete Norton

The 20-year-old will spend the rest of the season at Northampton after making the temporary switch from Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion.

Morton has played several times for West Brom U21s in the Leasing.com Trophy but is yet to feature for the senior side, although he scored five goals in 17 appearances while on loan at National League team Braintree Town last season.

On the attributes that persuaded him to sign Morton, Curle said: "He's a player that likes to play in behind. He's got a great work ethic - he will chase everything and anything - and he's also got a good understanding of the game.

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"The lad can score goals and he's in good physical shape and he has a hunger and a desire about him that I like.

"He missed a little bit of game-time through injury and he's been making up for that with the recent games he's been played but he's match fit now.

"He's also got that hunger about him because when he plays, you can tell that he knows he's missed a little bit of time and he's desperate to make up for it and make an impact.

"He has ability and he can handle the physical side of the game but he also wants to work in behind."