Darren Moore gives major update on Ravel Morrison's situation at Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore has given a timeline on when a decision will be made over the future of trialist free agent Ravel Morrison.
The Owls manager, speaking after Saturday’s impressive 2-1 win at high-flying South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, has brought the former Manchester United academy man in to train with the club with a view to a potential signing.
Morrison is 28 and was most recently at Dutch side ADO Den Haag. Though it is outside of the transfer window, Morrison can sign for another club given he left his contract with the Eredivisie side by mutual consent in January.
Moore confirmed in the week that the Owls would not be making Danny Simpson’s trial period more permanent but opened up on the possibility of Morrison’s signing.
Wednesday’s two goals at Oakwell took them to a tally of 28 goals scored in their 37 Championship games this season and it is thought Morrison may be able to give them an extra spark when it comes to their attacking output.
Wednesday now head into a two-week international break and revealing the timeline of a decision over Morrison’s future, Moore said: “What we’ll do is take a good look at Ravel and make a decision in the next two, three, four days so we know what we’re doing with Ravel going forward.”
The Owls have nine league matches left to rescue their second tier status and sit six points behind Birmingham, who lost 3-0 to promotion-hunting Watford on Saturday.
Rotherham United are also hunting down the safety spots and have games in hand on those around them.
Speaking earlier in the week on the potential Morrison signing, Moore said: “You look at that, but at this stage of the season in terms of free transfers, you don’t doubt their ability, it’s whether they’re in a position to contribute physically.
“The problem you have with them is that they’ve not trained an awful lot in an environment and usually it takes time to get them up to speed.
“There are free transfers out there, but it’s a case of whether they can contribute to where we are at this stage of the season.”