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Cavin Johnson would be happy to see Michael Morton stay at AmaZulu

12:00 GMT+3 16/02/2018
Michael Morton of AmaZulu
Usuthu may look to retain the services of the on-loan Matsatsantsa midfielder when his loan expires at the end of the season

AmaZulu head coach Cavin Johnson has revealed that he would be interested in making Michael Morton’s loan from SuperSport United permanent.

The 28-year-old, who joined Usuthu at the beginning of the season after being deemed surplus to requirements at the Tshwane-based outfit due to the rise of youngsters such as Teboho Mokena and Sipho Mbule, has become a permanent figure in the AmaZulu starting XI, making 16 league appearances and scoring one goal.

With Morton’s loan set to expire at the end of the season, questions have already been asked regarding the potential of a permanent deal being on the cards.

However, while the Durban-based outfit’s mentor admits that it is far too early to talk about player movements considering that the January transfer window only recently closed, Johnson expressed his admiration for the former Maritzburg United midfielder.

“We haven’t decided yet. We spoke about it even when we got him. He has done well for us,” Johnson told Phakaaathi.

“Loan players always put in a shift at this time of the season so that they can go back to their clubs and say ‘look at what I have done, do you want me or not?’. To me, he is still the same Michael Morton that I worked with when I was at SuperSport. I would be happy to have him in my squad if he wants to stay,” Johnson concluded.

Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether or not Morton is still part of SuperSport’s plans going forward, but if no, then it seems that AmaZulu will be more than happy to keep the hard-tackling midfielder beyond June 2018.

In the interim though, AmaZulu’s focus will now need to shift onto the KwaZulu Natal Derby against the highflying Maritzburg United on Friday night.

Unfortunately for the former SuperSport coach, Morton will not be up for selection after he was given his marching orders in the club’s draw with Golden Arrows.