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Prospective new Owls signing Ravel Morrison dubbed ‘Absolutely Outstanding’ by league rival boss

According to the Star, Ravel Morrison has begun training with Sheffield Wednesday ahead of a possible move and the mercurial talent has admirers from many.

Morrison is currently a free agent after leaving ADO Den Haag in January.

The former Manchester United man is on the lookout for a new club, and he was recently linked with both Championship rivals Huddersfield Town and Derby County.

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Derby boss Wayne Rooney dismissed the idea after saying he was happy with his attacking options at Pride Park, before labelling his former teammate a fantastic player.

Rooney isn’t the only Championship boss to praise Morrison’s talents, with current Bournemouth caretaker manager Jonathan Woodgate singing his praises last season.

Morrison had a short spell at Middlesbrough during Woodgate’s ill-fated reign, and the former Boro boss couldn’t hide his admiration for the 28-year-old’s natural ability.

“I just think he’s an absolutely outstanding player, and I think we can get the best out of him. People say he’s had issues, but who hasn’t had issues? I’ve had a few myself. It doesn’t concern me one little bit,” Woodgate told the Northern Echo.

Unfortunately for Woodgate, he alongside managers at West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield United and Lazio among others couldn’t get Morrison ticking.

The talent is undoubtedly there, but he is running out of opportunity to realise his potential.

Wednesday, meanwhile, are also running out of opportunities as Darren Moore’s side look to preserve their Championship status come the end of the season.

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The Owls’ latest 1-1 draw with Huddersfield leaves then nine points behind Birmingham City and safety, with only ten games remaining. Surely a minimum of five wins are needed.

Moore hasn’t been in the job long, but his side have scored just three goals in his four games in charge while dropping leads in his three encounters at Hillsborough.

The former Doncaster Rovers manager may well be hoping Morrison can provide a spark to ignite Wednesday’s survival bid as we enter last-chance saloon territory.

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