Middlesbrough boss, Jonathan Woodgate, has described Ravel Morrison as being ‘brilliant’, despite only handing him two starts so far.
The midfielder has struggled to break into the Boro side despite their struggles. In what is a similar situation to that he experienced with Sheffield United, it appears other players are simply being preferred over Morrison as things stand.
Having played only 14 minutes of Premier League football under Chris Wilder, Morrison was hoping to get regular game-time at the Riverside. However, things haven’t panned out as yet with Boro struggling near the bottom of the table.
But his manager, Jonathan Woodgate, insists it is nothing to do with Ravel’s attitude. Indeed, the Boro boss believes it is quite the opposite.
“He has been brilliant, I spoke to him this morning, like I do when players are out of the team,” Woodgate said. (Teesside Gazette)
“He has been really good, his attitude in training is second to none. I can’t get him off the training pitch really. When they are off, he wants to train with Under-23s. He is still learning.”
Woodgate revealed it is more the form of Lewis Wing that is keeping Morrison out of the picture. The winger has scored seven times this season for the Boro.
Thoughts echoing those of Chris Wilder
Despite the perception of Ravel being a troubled character off the field, both Woodgate and Chris Wilder have spoken highly of him.
Indeed, Wilder said previously he regards the signing of Morrison as a success despite his lack of playing time. These comments from Woodgate, then, only enhance the glowing reference the Blades boss was giving his man.
Hopefully, Ravel Morrison can get some more games under his belt between now and the end of the season. He is certainly talented enough to get in this current Boro side and who knows, he might even come back to Bramall Lane and get another shot next season.