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Luke Williams confident Junior Morias will adapt quickly to life at Meadow Lane


Notts County has announced the signing of Junior Morias, a forward from Dagenham and Redbridge, as they continue to strengthen their attacking options. Morias has signed a three-year deal at Meadow Lane for an undisclosed fee, and despite currently being sidelined with a short-term injury, the club has confirmed that he is a vital part of their long-term plans.

Morias joins Notts County with an impressive record of 13 goals in his debut season and an additional 10 goals so far this campaign at Dagenham and Redbridge. The 27-year-old Jamaica-born forward's signing reinforces the club's commitment to building a competitive team capable of securing future success.

Notts County boss, Luke Williams, has emphasized that Morias will be given the time and support he needs to adapt to the physical and mental demands of playing at Meadow Lane. With his speed and skill, the forward is expected to make a significant impact on the team's fortunes, and his proven goal-scoring record suggests that he will become a valuable asset for the Magpies.

Luke Williams, provided a statement regarding the team's recent developments to the Nottingham Post, Williams discussed: "As with any new signing, once Junior’s recovered he’ll need to get up to speed with the pressing and key actions we expect from our front guys, all that will come in time." 

"Our first priority is to get him back to fitness and adjusting to the intensity - we’ve got brilliant medical staff here who’ll ensure he’s on the best course once we’ve fully assessed where he is."

In recent months, Notts County has demonstrated their clear ambition to secure promotion by making several key signings. Among these additions are Connor Lemonheigh-Evans and Jodi Jones, who have bolstered the team's attacking options. The manager, Luke Williams, has expressed his belief that Junior Morias, the latest signing from Dagenham and Redbridge, possesses the necessary skills to make a valuable contribution to the club's forward line.

Notts County's commitment to building a competitive team capable of achieving success has been evident in their recent transfer activity. With the addition of Morias, who has an impressive record of 23 goals in 66 appearances for Dagenham and Redbridge, the club is further strengthening their attacking options. Williams has emphasized that the forward's speed and skill make him a valuable asset and is confident that he will adapt quickly to the demands of playing for Notts County.

"He’s got the key traits we’re looking for as a professional, including the desire to do the hard yards.

"Junior will play in different positions for us in a similar way to Cedwyn Scott and Connor Lemonheigh-Evans, so he gives us more options and different qualities in our attacking line-up.

"He adds tremendous power, pace and aggression and we’ll hopefully provide plenty of opportunities for him to continue his goalscoring form. He’ll then have a chance to show us how ruthless he can be."

The reports circulating online regarding Junior Morias being in attendance to watch Notts County's win over Eastleigh turned out to be true. The club invited the 27-year-old to observe their 3-1 victory over Lee Bradbury's side on Tuesday evening after agreeing on a fee with Dagenham.

The Magpies' decision to invite Morias to watch their match is a clear indication of their interest in signing the forward. The club is keen to strengthen their attacking options, and Morias' presence at the match suggests that negotiations are at an advanced stage. The 27-year-old's attendance also indicates his interest in joining Notts County, and he may be looking to assess the team's playing style and potential before committing to a move.

"I was blown away,” said Notts' new recruit, who played against Williams' side for the Daggers in their 5-0 home defeat and 2-1 away win earlier in the month.

"Playing against Notts is one thing but watching is another. Particularly in the second half, you could see the quality – the boys kicked on to another level.

"In the games I played against Notts this season, it felt like we were up against 15 men. We couldn’t get close to anyone.

"The boys are second-to-none – the way they flow, the way the centre back drives out with the ball. It’s hard to combat.

"I’m excited to be part of the group and believe we can go on and achieve our number-one goal."

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