Chris Morgan usually gets a mention whenever Sheffield United play Barnsley...for all sorts of reasons. Some things are best left to history, whereas others have remained undiscovered – until now.
Lest it be forgotten, ahead of Saturday’s derby, the Blades coach was a mighty player for his home town club where his 212 appearances across six years included a season in the Premier League ahead of his departure for Bramall Lane in 2003.
I now learn that, before then, Morgan attracted strong interest from Newcastle where Morgan’s fellow Tyke, Mick Wadsworth, coached under Sir Bobby Robson. Wadsworth, now Sheffield FC boss, tells me he set up the move around the turn of the millennium – but Robson “wasn’t quite convinced.”
Mick has more recently had a brief spell assisting Morgan in caretaker control at the Lane – so it’s interesting to hear his take on the current management’s involvement in the Ched Evans issue.
Wadsworth believes the decision should be taken above Nigel Clough by the board (seemingly split)– but then referred to the manager. Clough would then have to be comfortable with it for that decision to be ratified. Seems sensible enough to me.