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Classy Shrewsbury midfielder Ben Godfrey is impressing Norwich team-mate Carlton Morris

Carlton Morris has hailed the impact of Norwich team-mate Ben Godfrey as they 'exceptional' youngster continues to impress with Shrewsbury Town.

Ben Godfrey (AMA)
Ben Godfrey (AMA)

Godfrey, 20, has impressed his fellow Canaries loanee Morris even more by shining in a more unfamiliar midfield role after predominantly being recognised as a defensive player at Carrow Road.

Forward Morris, 22, has also caught the eye during his Montgomery Waters Meadow spell. The pair were joined by midfielder Ebou Adams, also from Norwich, in the early part of the season. Adams is currently impressing out on loan at National League Leyton Orient.

Morris argues Godfrey has settled seamlessly into life in League One, adjusting to the demands of a physical central midfield role.

"I think Ben's class and he's so young, with so much of his career ahead of him," said Morris.

"He's really excelled here, especially in the midfield role.

"At Norwich he was more of a centre-back and right-back. He's come into midfield and never looked out of place.

"If anything he's looked exceptional times. He's done really well."

The eight-goal strike continued: "He can use the ball as well. He's a player you can trust on the ball in midfield.

"Especially if teams are pressing up on us where he doesn't have much time.

Morris smiled as he referenced the popular song Town fans sing in ode to Godfrey: "It's a rare sight to see him give the ball away – as the song says!"

Former York, Hamilton and Rotherham loan man Morris added he has not yet planned his future beyond the end of the current season.

The striker still has two-and-a-half years on his current Carrow Road deal.

"Honestly I'm taking it a game at a time at the moment and going with the flow," he added.

"I have been thinking about what I'm going to be doing next season, whether that's at Norwich or whether that's elsewhere.

"But we'll have to see how the rest of the season goes, how it ends and then how pre-season starts.

"We've got a lot of contact with Norwich, especially through Neil Adams (Norwich loans manager). We've been back a few times during the international breaks for a bit of testing and catch-up, it's been good.

"I'm sure they're pleased with how myself and Ben are handling ourselves and how the club are handling us."

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