YORK City's deadline day loan signing Carlton Morris believes his new team will benefit from his spell at Sky Bet League Two rivals Oxford earlier this season.

The 18-year-old striker kicked off the campaign at Oxford's Kassam Stadium and scored one goal in ten appearances before returning to Carrow Road.

Previously, Morris was a key member of the Canaries' 2013 FA Youth Cup-winning side that beat Chelsea in the final.

He grabbed a quarter-final hat-trick against Everton during that run and has also netted two times in three international outings for England under 19s.

But the 6ft 2in forward had not played at senior level prior to joining the U's this summer and now feels that introduction to the rigours of lower league football means he is fully equipped to cope with such demands.

"I've got a bit of experience under my belt already at such a young age, so hopefully that will help York and myself," Morris reasoned. "My time at Oxford will definitely benefit me.

"I've got no nerves going into games now. I've come here knowing there's a job to do and I'm looking to do that.

"Going from youth football to first-team level was a big jump, but I think I adapted to it quite well. I enjoyed my time at Oxford and I feel a lot more comfortable in and around a League Two club now."

Morris also confirmed that he had turned down overtures from other clubs in the same division as the Minstermen.

Giving his explanation for that decision, he said: "It's not that easy being a young player in this era of football so, any opportunity you get, you have to take it. Our technical director at Norwich talked to Russ and said he's well spoken and a good manager, so I jumped at the opportunity to go to a good club.

"There were other clubs at this level interested but I went with York. There's a strong team here and all the players are good footballers.

"We showed that by matching Plymouth on Saturday and getting a draw. If we can match them, I think we can match anybody in the league.

"The club have picked up a few draws over the course of the season and we've go to turn those into wins now."

Having agreed initial terms at Bootham Crescent until January, Morris intends to meet his own expectations, as well as those of his parent club, during the next month, adding: "Norwich have told me to enjoy it and get some experience and goals and, from a personal point of view, I want to do well to get me closer to the first team back there.

"Generally, I also want to help York get up the table. I will just be trying to be as powerful as I can, as well as make chances, create chances and take chances."

Morris is now hoping that City's 1-1 draw at high-flying Plymouth in their last outing will prove a big boost for the fourth-bottom side when they return to action at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

"We had watched clips of Plymouth before the game and we knew what to expect," Morris revealed of the Home Park challenge. "They are a good passing team and one of the best sides in League Two, so it was a great result and we did very well to travel all the way down there and get a point.

"A few of the lads said it felt more like a win because of what we had been through in terms of the length of the journey and how good a side Plymouth can be and, at the end, I felt just the same as the fans.

"I was almost kicking the ball in myself when it came back to Jake Hyde and then, when it went in, it was absolute delirium."

Morris was also pleased with his own contribution as a 77th-minute substitute, saying: "The gaffer just told me to go and make an impact on the game and I thought I did that as well as I could really.

"My move only went through on Thursday and I got picked up by the bus on the way down to Plymouth but the lads are a good bunch and there were no communication problems on the pitch."