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Early season Morsy’s MOTM streak continues despite Chesterfield loss to MK Dons
By many accounts Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium attracted many scouts for Saturday’s game with Rochdale and their collective eye would have been grabbed by the performance of Sam Morsy. The 22-year-old walked away with the Man of the Match award as the Spireites earned a deserved 2-1 win.
The victory took Chesterfield to the top of the league after their superb opening day triumph at Leyton Orient, but on Tuesday night they came back down to earth with a 0-1 reverse at home to MK Dons, thanks to a second-half strike from Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe. However, Morsy was to continue his own impressive personal form with another Man of the Match award.
Congratulations to tonight's Man of the Match, Sam Morsy.
— Chesterfield FC (@ChesterfieldFC) August 19, 2014
Morsy’s form comes after a brilliant last season in which he won Chesterfield’s Player of the Year award and with an array of scouts now taking notice of the midfielder, Paul Cook will be hoping he can hold onto his man past the August transfer deadline.
A contract extension was penned in the summer but Chesterfield will be all too aware that in modern football all players carry a price tag and if a lucrative offer for the tenacious midfielder comes in, they may find it hard to resist.
However Morsy is grateful to the effect Chesterfield have had on his development and in an interview with KingFut.com, he said:
“I think Chesterfield is a really, really good club who play a great brand of football and with the coaching staff there I feel as if I’m improving all the time, and that was one of the reasons why I decided to extend my stay at the club – it’s a great place to learn and to work every day.”
The young midfielder will be ambitious though and with his talents now earning plaudits in the third tier, he may well eye a step higher as he continues to impress. If he can keep his early form going along with Chesterfield, there will be no reason why the midfielder can’t realise his dream of earning a call for Egypt whilst playing for the Spireites. The scouts will continue to keep watch.
– By Adam Gray