Ravel Morrison received another setback in his career during the most recent international break, after failing to make the Jamaica squad.
It has been a frustrating season for Morrison thus far after signing for Sheffield United on a free transfer in July. Aside from two appearances in the Carabao Cup, the midfielder’s only game time for his new team was a 12-minute cameo against Leicester City back in August.
The Blades have been in fine form following promotion to the Premier League. Their 3-3 draw with Manchester United on Sunday puts them sixth in the table after 13 matches.
Their impressive performances has meant manager Chris Wilder has stuck with a core of players. Only 16 members of his squad have started league games this term. That does not include Morrison.
Not that it is anything personal. Fellow new signings and midfielders, Mo Besic, Ben Osborn, also haven’t started in the top flight in 2019/20.
It’s reported that some Championship clubs are considering a loan move for Morrison during the January transfer window.
Ravel Morrison international knock back
A former England Under-21 international, Morrison has since declared himself available for selection by Jamaica. The 26-year-old received his citizenship with the country over a year ago.
Yet Morrison is yet to make his debut for the Reggae Boyz. This is despite telling the Jamaica Football Federation he could play in their international fixtures earlier this month.
They faced Antigua and Barbuda and then Guyana in their final Nations League B games. A win and a draw respectively saw them top their group, earning promotion to League A and qualification for the 2021 Gold Cup in the process.
“He had told us he was available for this game, but we had already done the list of players,” Team manager Roy Simpson told the Jamaica Star.
“It was before the (international) window opened. But the coach (Theodore Whitmore) had decided on who he was going to use, which he understood because he knew the squad was named.
“So he said he was available in case of any injuries or any other thing,”