Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has spoken frankly about the situation regarding Ravel Morrison.
The former West Ham and Man United man joined the Blades in the summer on a free transfer. After a couple of years in the wilderness, Morrison was hoping to kick-start his career once more at Bramall Lane.
However, things haven’t quite gone to plan for Morrison. His only football under Chris Wilder has come in the League Cup – barring a 12 minute cameo against Leicester City – while he has struggled to even make the match-day squad in the Premier League.
But Blades boss Chris Wilder insists Morrison is happy at the club, telling Talksport that the onus was on Morrison to force his way into the team.
“There are a lot of other players who have been part of the journey from a longer time before Ravel; the likes of Billy Sharp and a couple of others who are really knocking the door trying to get in,” Wilder said.
A waste of time?
Morrison’s lack of game-time has caused some Blades fans to question the signing. His past discrepancies at former clubs clearly influencing the thinking of some.
However, Wilder added that he believes the midfielder is enjoying his time at ‘The Lane’, adding:
“I think so. He’s got a smile on his face, he enjoys coming into work. He’s doing fine. He’s back in England playing for us and trying to kick-start his career.
“I feel it’s a good place for him and it’s a good fit both ways.”
Not Morrison’s fault
There’s not a great deal Morrison can really do at the moment. John Fleck and Ollie Norwood are playing well, while John Lundstram has come into his own.
Luke Freeman has also contributed well when needed and Mo Besic is also waiting in the wings.
Patience might be the key for Morrison with this one. There’s never been any doubt over his ability, it’s just a case of seizing his chance when it comes along.