Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, has provided an update on the future of Ravel Morrison ahead of his side’s trip to Norwich this weekend.
Former Manchester United and Lazio midfielder Morrison has only played around 15 minutes of Premier League football this season. He did get starts in the League Cup against Blackburn and Sunderland, getting an assist in the process.
However, he’s been missing from matchday squads for a number of months now. This has led to some Sheffield United fans beginning to question why Morrison was brought in.
But, speaking in his pre-match conference this afternoon, Chris Wilder said Morrison was still in the picture.
“There’s been some decent performances keeping some good players out. For every Ravel Morrison or a Leon Clarke, I can talk about another good player who has been putting in good performances,” Wilder said (Radio Sheffield).
“But, Ravel is part of our first-team squad as it stands. We’ve spoken to the players on the periphery that they need to be ready to step in over Christmas. There’ll be opportunities for players, whether they take them or not is down to them.”
Will Ravel Morrison get his chance under Chris Wilder soon?
This is a tough question to answer. In fairness to Wilder, his answer about others performing well is spot on.
John Lundstram has been a massive bonus with his performances. Oliver Norwood and John Fleck are continually excellent in the middle of the park. That, coupled with Luke Freeman doing well when he’s been called upon, has meant opportunities are limited for Morrison.
However, Christmas is approaching. Potential suspensions and the odd injury here and there means Morrison might well get his moment to shine.
It’s widely known that he is quite the talent. For Ravel Morrison, it’s about making it so that Chris Wilder simply cannot leave him out once he has had his chance.
Should Morrison not get this chance, there has already been talk of Championship clubs being interested in signing him during January.