Grimbsby Town central midfielder James Morton has spoken out about the driving force behind his life and career – his deep-rooted Christian faith.
Deep-laying midfielder Morton joined the Mariners on loan from Bristol City and has settled in at Blundell Park for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
He enjoys sending his teammates through on goal with his range of passing ability.
The 21-year-old stands out among his footballing colleagues, abstaining from drinking and swearing, all because his faith in God is the biggest part of his life.
He said: “Football is a massive part of my life but I put my identity as a Christian.
“I was brought up in a Christian family but it wasn’t until five or six years ago that I wanted to take that on myself.
“I wanted to do that because I realised who God is, and that gives me a lot of purpose and an identity that I think if I relied on football, I wouldn’t get so much.
“Football is a good career and it can last for 15 years. But me as a Christian lasts for life and eternity.”