King's Lynn striker happy to play 'big brother' to his National League team-mates
There's no doubting that King's Lynn Town striker Junior Morias is one of the game’s genuine good guys.
It's still early days in the frontman's career at The Walks, but Morias' infectious personality and likeable character has helped him to become a favourite with all and sundry.
Returning from a three-game suspension for the TV visit of Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday, the 26-year-old is chomping at the bit to get back out on the pitch.
Morias, who thrives on being a leader on and off the field, said: "It's about being a role model and that's why I don't want to be sent-off.
"A lot of people do look up to me and it's about being there to help others. With the likes of Zain (Walker) it's about supporting them and helping them kick on to the next stage of their career.
"When I was younger or Zain's age, I didn't really have anyone to speak with, encourage me or push me when things weren't right off the pitch.
"That's what I missed and maybe if I'd have had that then my career might be slightly different.
"I just want the best for the younger boys and for me to be an example to them."
Even during his early-season ban, the frontman has remained very much part of the group, travelling to both Yeovil and Eastleigh to link up with the remainder of the squad.
"It was a crazy moment, but you live and learn," he said, reflecting on his opening-day misdemeanor against Southend at The Walks.
"After that it was what all about what I could do to help the boys. I could have stayed at home, but I wanted to travel away and be a voice in the changing room."
"I enjoy being around the boys and I also enjoy coming into training in the morning.
"It can be a selfish game at times, but you have to think about your team-mates as you are all in this together."
It is easy to see why the Peterborough United player is so well liked when all he does is bring positivity to the table.
The Linnets found themselves 2-0 down after eight minutes in Hampshire last weekend and Morias said: "Even at 2-0 down I never thought we were going to lose four or five nil.
"Having been with the group from the start of pre-season, I knew that they still had some fight.
"When skip (Michael Clunan) scored our first goal, I almost ran down the stairs, but I had to control myself."
Attacking midfielder Zain Walker – signed on a month's youth loan from Bristol Rovers – was unveiled to the media at a Thursday afternoon press conference.
The 19-year-old midfielder has made 11 league appearances (four starts) for Rovers having made his debut in Leasing.Com Trophy in November 2018.
He is set to make his debut against the Daggers and admitted: "I know Junior will help me, not just with football but with stuff away from the pitch too.
"He will be like a big brother to me."