August 22, 2019 / 12:27 PM / 3 months ago

Morrison ready for Sheffield United debut against Leicester - Wilder

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield United - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - August 10, 2019 Sheffield United's Ravel Morrison arrives at the stadium before the match REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

(Reuters) - Sheffield United midfielder Ravel Morrison could make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Leicester City, manager Chris Wilder said on Thursday.

The 26-year-old joined the club in July on a year-long deal following a trial period but did not feature in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace or the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.

Morrison is looking to relaunch his career after unsuccessful spells at a number of clubs including Manchester United, West Ham United and Italy’s Lazio.

“He’s ready, he’s been involved in both squads. We played a behind-closed-doors game against Manchester United in the week and he played 90 minutes in that,” Wilder told reporters.

“It was a great exercise for us against about 200 million pounds worth of talent.”

Promoted Sheffield United have made an unbeaten start to the league but Wilder said his team would not get carried away.

“They haven’t done for three years so they certainly won’t after two games in a different league... we want to maintain our standards and make it as difficult as possible for Leicester,” Wilder said.

“They’ve got threats especially at the top of the pitch, but hopefully we can impose our game onto them as well.”

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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