Why Sheffield Wednesday didn't sign Ravel Morrison - but 'the door is not closed'...

Darren Moore will not be bringing Ravel Morrison into Sheffield Wednesday, but he says the door has not been closed on the former Sheffield United and Manchester United man.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 9:52 am

Morrison, 28, spent some time training with the Owls last month as he looked to try and land himself a deal at Hillsborough – at least in the short-term – after leaving ADO Den Haag earlier in the year.

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However it was revealed earlier in the week that the former Blade had stopped training with Moore’s side after they made a decision that they wouldn’t be signing him, and the manager has now revealed his thinking as he also explained that they may still take a look at him for next season.

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Speaking to the media this morning, he said, "Ravel did so well when he came in, but I just felt that at the time we’re at we needed one or two people who could hit the ground running - and I thought it’d take us a few weeks to really get him up to speed.

“That was the only thing, really… The door is not closed on him, and we’ve spoken. He’s not training here anymore, but for the future we’ll keep in touch with him.”

Morrison was one of a couple of players that Moore had on trial at Middlewood Road over the last couple of weeks, with Premier League winner, Danny Simpson, also spending a spell there – however they also opted against signing him and he went on to join his old Leicester City manager, Nigel Pearson, at Bristol City.

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