Ravel Morrison


Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has handed a trial to talented midfielder Ravel Morrison.

The former Manchester United star used a City shirt for the first time in four years in the game against FC Union Berlin.

The player is on trial at the club as plans for the player were foiled in Wolfsberg. Morrison was handed an opportunity in the game though the Blues eventually lost the pre-season friendly game 1-0.

Redknapp admitted that the player had “good ability.” The coach hinted that the player would get more opportunities upfront, claiming he was “too deep.”

“He needs to play up the field. If he is going to be the player I know he can be he has got to be up there hurting the opposition. He needs to understand that. If you play someone as a No. 10 they have got to give me ten goals this year,” the experienced manager added.

Redknapp wants the player to be more attack minded and getting the required goals. He wants more players in the team to score goals.

“It’s no good not scoring. If you are going to get promoted your two front men have got to get 16 goals apiece, at least – that’s the minimum. You have got to get goals from midfield. You have got to score otherwise you have got no chance,” he added.

Redknapp is aiming to get City promoted to the upper division as fast as possible. He admitted that he liked Morrison’s game, especially the fact that he worked hard. He added that some of the team players that featured that night would need to prove themselves if they want to retain their shirts.