Chris Wilder has insisted that any talk of Ravel Morrison being a waste of time signing is wide of the mark.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s clash with non-league side, AFC Fylde, the Blades boss was questioned about the future of Morrison now we are in January.
However, after making another controversial signing today in Jack Rodwell, Wilder seemed fully behind Morrison.
“Ravel has been good for us. Really, really good in fact. I see him as a successful signing. People don’t see what he does in training. Trust me, he’s done well,” Wilder said (SUFC Twitter).
“He’s just been unlucky that John Lundstram and the other central midfield players have been in such good form”.
So far, Ravel Morrison has completed just 14 minutes of Premier League football. He has, however, played in both League Cup ties, meaning he might well get the nod this weekend against Fylde.
Jack Rodwell is also expected to make his debut after Wilder confirmed he will indeed make the full XI changes for the FA Cup tie.
Potential hope for Ravel Morrison from Wilder
This is either a case of brilliant man-management of a case of putting a good light on Ravel ahead of the transfer window.
What it does potentially offer for Morrison is a route into the fold. Hopefully, he gets a chance this weekend and can show his class.
Furthermore, as Wilder mentioned, he’s been excellent in training. Things like that can go unnoticed amongst fans at times. It’s easy to forget this is a player who has played at the very highest level.
If he is demonstrating his ability on a daily basis and keeping the levels in training high, then he is contributing to the cause.
With a bit of luck, Ravel Morrison can impress Chris Wilder this weekend and show us all what he’s really about.