He’s a Bairn for the rest of this season – but PJ Morrison is hoping that he can use his Falkirk spell to become Motherwell number one in coming seasons.
The young goalkeeper, recently called up to the Scotland U21s, had been playing second choice to Trevor Carson at Fir Park this season prior to Aaron Chapman’s arrival. Fir Park boss Stephen Robinson was keen to get Morrison regular minutes, sending him to League One for the term.
His time under David McCracken and Lee Miller started in eventful fashion at the weekend. Regular number one Robbie Mutch was sent off, allowing Morrison to make a debut from the bench in a 1-1 draw with Forfar.
It wasn’t the ideal maiden appearance for Morrison although he was pleased to get out on the park. He’s hoping his spell in League One with Falkirk this term can help him prove a point.
“It’s not the circumstances you want to be coming on to but as a goalkeeper you have to be ready,” said Morrison. “It was good to make my debut but not so much dropping the two points.
“I’m ready to take my chance and hopefully I can kick on in the next couple of games. It’s been easy to settle in, I know a few boys, Robbie Leitch and Connor Sammon, they have made me feel welcome.
“Hopefully I can prove to the manager’s here and the gaffer at Motherwell I am good enough. The problem at Motherwell has been I haven’t had many chances to get games and loan moves have been come and go. This is what I need at this moment in my career.”
Having been at Fir Park since he was a child, Morrison has seen plenty of his youth academy teammates progress into the Motherwell first-team. He is eager to be one of the next to do so.
But with Carson ahead of him, who was substituted with a knee injury at the weekend, he knows it won’t be easy. Morrison has hailed the influence of his Northern Irish inspiration as he targets a lifelong ambition.
“I’m a Motherwell supporter but I don’t get caught up in it all, I’ve been there since I was eight,” said Morrison.
“It’s been a long time. My dream is to break in there. It’s my ambition to try and get into that Motherwell team.
“Trevor is a top international goalkeeper and he’s one of the best I’ve worked with. He’s a great role model and I hope his injury isn’t too bad.”