MJ Williams believes Bolton Wanderers group mate is getting ‘higher and higher’ after watching his growth from a younger age at Rochdale.
The duo have been group mates on the Dale, with Williams spending two years at Spotland earlier than departing in 2020.
Morley was given his skilled debut on the Dale in 2016 and spent a few seasons enjoying alongside holding midfielder Williams. The duo have been reunited when Morley joined Wanderers within the January switch window.
The duo resumed their time as group mates at Bolton and lined up recurrently in the midst of the park through the second half of the just lately concluded League One marketing campaign.
And Williams believes that Morley is creating his defensive recreation extra as he accepted he has at all times been impressed along with his skills on the ball.
The duo are a part of a aggressive central midfield division at Ian Evatt’s aspect and Williams accepts when he’s out of the group because the Wanderers boss makes some extent of explaining his choices.
He stated: “He is getting higher and higher. I bear in mind when he first got here by at Rochdale being actually impressed with the way in which he passes the ball and he has added to that recreation now, defensively.
“In League One there’s at all times a requirement the place midfielders have to have the ability to run the opposite approach and observe again with runners. He has began to try this now.
“Aaron is a prime participant, has are available in and settled actually rapidly, and he has been a pleasure to play with, actually.
“I accept it when the gaffer pulls you aside and explains why. It is a squad game and we have some brilliant players in midfield here, so whatever mix it is with me, Aaron (Morley), Demps (Kyle Dempsey), we have Josh Sheehan coming back and Kieran Lee as well, it is a strong position now and over the season you have to rotate. Whenever I am called upon, I’ll be ready.
“This is a massive club and there will always be good players coming in whenever there is a transfer window. You have to be on top of your game and I think the lads know that, we’re all ready to fight for a place in the team.”
Wanderers concluded the recently completed regular League One season by finishing ninth, a fine achievement for a newly promoted side.
Next season, Wanderers are aiming to mount a promotion challenge in earnest and believes their late season form, particularly with results against the bigger sides in the division like Wigan Athletic, Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday, needs to be more consistent in the 2022/23 campaign to put them at the summit of League One.
And he feels Wanderers learned a great deal over the past 12 months which will put them in good stead for the fresh campaign.
He added: “I think we knew we could compete. Going into the week with the three games we never feared any of those sides, we knew we could come out with a result.
“But it is about doing that on a more consistent basis now where we are winning those big games and that is what will put us up there.
“We have learned a lot this season. Yes, we all wanted to get into the play-offs or to get promoted, but we have belief that with a big pre-season we can go strong next year.”