Sheffield United midfielder, Ravel Morrison, is set to be handed a call-up to the Jamaica squad for a friendly in Spain next month.
The former Manchester United and Lazio man is currently out on loan with Middlesbrough in the Championship. Having started in midweek, Morrison sat out as Boro lost to Luton Town this weekend.
A lack of game time at Bramall Lane led to the move to the Riverside. Indeed, Morrison played in the cups and managed only 14 minutes of Premier League action against Leicester City.
However, that lack of minutes doesn’t seem to have put Jamaica off. It has been confirmed by Jamaican publication, The Gleaner, that Morrison has indeed accepted an invitation to play for the Caribbean nation.
Theodore Whitmore has reportedly asked Morrison to play before, only for the midfielder to reject the chance. However, with the game being played on European soil, the Blades man may well see it as the ideal opportunity to make an impact.
Morrison was granted Jamaican citizenship in 2018 but has so far failed to appear for his nation. After a good debut for Middlesbrough, Jonathan Woodgate opted not to select him yesterday.
A boost and something for Morrison to focus on
We’ve spoken a lot about Ravel Morrison on this site before. There is obviously a talent in there but something has been missing.
The chance, then, to go and play international football might well be something that can focus his mind somewhat. He should get games at Middlesbrough. This weekend was not one for the purist given the conditions, which might explain why he was left out.
If Morrison can impress for Jamaica then it can have a big impact for him. The Reggae Boyz hit the headlines in 1998 for their World Cup showing but have not quite hit the heights of that year since.
In Ravel Morrison, they’ll have a talent who is more than capable of improving their team if he puts his mind to it.