You miss those 3:00PM games on a Saturday states Football League striker

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 12:00pm

Callum Morton, on-loan at Northampton Town from West Brom, spoke about how he is coping without football due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Going to the ground, taking your seat, reading the matchday programme and ultimately cheering your team on, millions of fans across the world wish they were able to do all those things again. 

With football's ban essentially indefinite due to the ever changing nature of the coronavirus situation, fans up and down the country don't know when they'll next be able to watch a game inside a stadium.

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The thrills which come from hearing the referee blow their whistle, seeing your side find the back of the net or belting out a chant on the terraces, and the agony when you come away from a game shaking your head asking how you lost that game, it's what makes football the beautiful game. 

Oh how we miss watching football. 

However the pain of no football is not just felt in the stands, but also by those on the pitch. 

20-year-old Callum Morton this season is on loan at League Two side Northampton Town from Championship outfit West Brom. The Cobblers have given Morton his first taste of professional football having previously played at non-league side Braintree Town.

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Asked by Matt Beadle whether he is missing football, sentiments that have been expressed by Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku who stated he was missing regular life, Morton said he was missing those afternoon games on a Saturday. 

"I think you're always missing it. Like even in the summer you feel like you're at a loose end all the time when you're not doing anything. And I'm sure everyone feels like that now because there is very little to do. People are telling you to stay indoors, all the players are having to stay away from people. 

"So I think you're always missing it, especially the games, you know, three o'clock on a Saturday, it just feels abnormal to not have a game."

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On how frustrating it must be for him to have his breakthrough season upended by COVID-19- he has netted five goals in nine League Two games and was Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month award in February- Morton did at least see one positive in the situation for him personally as he returns from injury. 

"Yeah, I think you could look there that way. To be fair, I've been playing well, we've been doing relatively well as a team; I guess up and down results but on a personal level of course it's not great to be halted by something like this.

"But it was a bit lucky to be fair for me because I picked up an injury as I said in the last game, and I would have been out for about four or five weeks. So i'm not really missing any games now if you look at it in that way."

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