Morrison keen on top flight return

Last updated : 03 March 2008 By Nik Taylor
Clinton Morrison has had enough of life in the Championship and is targeting a swift return to Premier League football.

Morrison, who signed from Premier League Birmingham in the summer of 2006, scored the winning goal at Preston on Saturday to take Palace to within three points of a play-off spot.

And the Republic of Ireland striker is desperate for the Eagles to get the results they need to get back up to the top flight.

"No disrespect to the Championship but I don't want to play in it," Morrison told the Croydon Advertiser.

"The Premier League is the best league and Crystal Palace deserve to be there."

Morrison is out of contract in the summer and could leave the club for free then.

But although boss Neil Warnock has halted all contract negotiations in an attempt to focus his squad on their play-off push, Morrison says he is not interested in signing a new deal just now anyway.

"I'm happy for the contract thing to go until the end of the season, I can't go anywhere anyway," he said.

"I will wait until the end of the season, see where we are and take it from there.

"Nothing has been said as yet, so we will just bide our time and see where we go.

"I know a lot of people go on about my contract situation but I just want to play football."