EXTENSION | David Morgan 2022

We are delighted to confirm that captain David Morgan has signed a contract extension with the club until 2022.

Morgan, who has played 85 times for the Port since joining from Harrogate Town in September 2017, marked his new deal by scoring the winning goal against Brackley Town on Saturday.

It was Morgan’s fifth goal of the current campaign taking his total tally to 13, as he continues to play an influential part in the Southport team.

“I didn’t see myself wanting to go anywhere else and I’m delighted to sign the contract,” the 25-year-old Belfast-born player said.

“I’m really pleased to be part of things here and I want to go further with the club.

“I came here at a difficult period and in that respect I’ve ridden through the storm.

“Coming out of the other side of that, Liam Watson has given me the armband and the licence to influence the game in the areas that will hurt other teams. I’m really enjoying my football and I want to build on things.”

The combative midfielder, who began his career at Nottingham Forest and has been capped by Northern Ireland in three age categories, was named Port captain last November.

Since then, his performance levels have excelled further, with dominant displays in the centre of the pitch and some eye-catching goals scored.

“David has been a brilliant player for me and I’m really pleased that he’s signed a new contract,” manager Watson said.

“He works hard, sets the tone for the team and has got a goal in him. He could easily be a Football League player.

“David is someone who the fans can relate to. He has been great for the football club and I know that he is proud to be captain.”

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