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Salford City winger Josh Morris says it’s fine margins that are costing The Ammies at the moment.

On top of the current injury crisis Gary Bowyer is facing, the latest shortcoming was an unfortunate own goal that saw Exeter City return to the south coast with three points while Salford slip to 19th.

Winger Morris started his first game since Walsall at the start of the month and was a threat to The Grecians all afternoon, but feels that Salford need to try and make up for the differences that are costing them points.

“It’s nice to be back playing, I hate missing games to be honest. I had a little issue but it was nothing major so I’m delighted to be back just disappointed with today’s result.

“It seems to be fine margins at the moment, again we’ve had chances to win the game or at least take a point and then we get a sucker punch at the end, the lads are gutted.

“Look at the goals we’ve conceded, the second one is just pure unlucky but it is those fine margins at the moment that are punishing us. It goes either way, we’re either not scoring enough goals or we’re not keeping clean sheets so something has got to change and we’re the only ones who can do it.”

After a slow first half the home side came out flying but it was Exeter that broke the deadlock against the run of play, with Matt Jay finding the net after a goal-line scramble, scoring his third goal in three against Salford.

Morris provided a number of chances from the left side as Salford responded positively, teeing up Brandon Thomas-Asante just yards out from goal and forcing a fantastic save from Cameron Dawson. After Tom Elliott equalised, the 29-year-old says there was a feeling that Salford could go on and win all three points but it wasn’t to be.

“The crowd were behind us after the goal, we were getting in behind more often and I enjoyed having more space to play in.

“We definitely saw more of the ball second half. We created some good chances but at the moment this seems to be the way it is.

“It’s up to us to turn it around, we have to keep grafting, keep working hard and it’s got to change, simple as that”

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