Morison: Welsh belief never wavered

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Steve Morison says the Welsh players always believed they could start getting results
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Steve Morison says the Welsh players always believed they could start getting results

Striker Steve Morison believes Wales can head into Tuesday's clash in Croatia with renewed optimism thanks to their 2-1 win over Scotland.

Chris Coleman's men fought back from behind to claim their first victory of the World Cup qualifying campaign in Cardiff on Friday thanks to a late double from Gareth Bale. The Dragons now prepare to travel to Osijek to face a high-flying Croatia side who are sitting joint top of Group A with Belgium.

"I don't think they are ever nice places to go to. They are very, very hard places to go to and get results," Morison said. "But going there off the back of a win will make it a little bit easier."

He added: "We have only played three games. There are a lot of games to go.

"We've got to play everyone again so if we can go on a run, you never know what might happen."

The win over the Scots was the first of the Coleman era, after he replaced the late Gary Speed at the helm in January.

Wales had endured a disappointing start to the campaign, opening with defeat to Belgium, before suffering a 6-1 thrashing in Serbia. But Morison insists they never gave up hope of delivering results under the new manager.

The Norwich striker said: "We always had the belief. We kept it from the games we had been winning, even though we had lost a few.

"We have a great spirit and a great camp and we enjoy getting together."

Meanwhile, Wales have confirmed Wolves' Dave Edwards will replace Aaron Ramsey in the squad for Tuesday's match in Croatia. Arsenal midfielder Ramsey picked up a yellow card during Friday's match, his second of the campaign, meaning he must serve a one-match suspension.

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