Indiscipline prematurely ends Morsy’s likely promotion
Sam Morsy will miss Chesterfield’s promotion run-in as he received a straight red card for a heavy challenge in the Spireites 1-1 draw with Exeter City.
The visitors did take the lead but Eoin Doyle equalised from the spot, just minutes after Morsy saw red for a strong tackle on Matt Grimes.
The point leaves Chesterfield just needing 2 more wins from their final 3 games to seal promotion to League One but Morsy, who has made 38 appearances across a campaign in which he has proved to be a vital cog in Paul Cook’s side, will be missing for the remainder of the season.
The 22-year-old has forged a reputation for being a tenacious tough-tackler in the midfield and his exit from former-club Port Vale last summer was marred for disciplinary issues, but this red card is the first blemish on a season where Morsy has picked up just 8 yellow cards and, to a large extent, cleaned up his game.
Despite the regretful conclusion, it has been an extremely successful first season at the Proact stadium for Morsy who has completed 90 minutes on 32 occasions for Chesterfield in League Two. He also played a major role in the club’s run to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final in which he took part in the final at Wembley.
Unfortunately he finished on the losing side as Peterborough ran out 1-3 winners, though Morsy will almost certainly pick up the consolation of a promotion medal as they head to Dagenham and Redbridge and Burton Albion before they face Fleetwood on the final day.
However, the young Wolverhampton-born midfielder won’t be able to help his team over the line as he serves his 3 match suspension. Though it will serve as a helpful reminder that he still needs to work on his temperament as he gains further experience.
– By Adam Gray
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