I want to give credit to a source without stating their full title again, because the full title is a mouthful.
Earlier in the paper, I had quoted them saying: "So-and-so states...[direct quotation]" ²
Now I want to quote them saying just: "[direct quotation]" ²
I'm going to use their exact wording (in the second attribution), but only attribute it with the "²". In other words, it's a direct quote, but I'm not saying that it's a direct quote, I'm only listing the "²". Is this OK from the angle of professional attribution?