Lewis Wing has described Middlesbrough’s newest signing Ravel Morrison as ‘different class’.
The former Manchester United youngster arrived at the Riverside Stadium on transfer deadline day after penning a loan deal from Sheffield United until the end of the season.
Morrison has spent two weeks getting himself up to speed and made his debut for the Teessiders in last night’s 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic.
The 27-year-old played 70 minutes at the DW Stadium, and according to Middlesbrough’s brace-scoring midfielder, Morrison has shown just a small amount of what he’s capable of.
As quoted by Teesside Live, Wing said: “Ravel is different class.
“Obviously I’ve seen what he can do in training for the last week or so.
“You can just give him the ball anywhere on the pitch and he’ll take it and create a bit of time and space for himself.
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“You can see his weight of pass and movement of the ball is just quality.
“Picking forward with those little triangles is exactly we’ve been working on in training so obviously to see it out on the pitch on a matchday is even better.
“Ravel is probably lacking a bit of match fitness right now but it won’t take long for him to get up to speed.
“You can see his quality and his fitness levels will come quickly. He just needs games for that.
“It will be nice to see what he can really do over the next couple of weeks as he gets his sharpness back.”
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It was great to see Ravel Morrison making his Middlesbrough debut.
The 27-year-old is undoubtedly a top talent, but for whatever reason he just hasn’t been able to fulfil his potential.
But hopefully that’s something he’ll be able to do at the Riverside Stadium.
Morrison looked bright against Wigan Athletic, and if he can continue to improve in the coming weeks he could be a real asset for the Teessiders.