Let’s make one thing clear: Ravel Morrison is no ‘boy wonder’. He is just another overhyped and overrated young player whose few good games threw him into the limelight.
And now his future is uncertain.
The England Under-21 international has not impressed so far at the Cardiff City Stadium, starting just once in the Championship and making five substitute appearances.
In six league appearances for the Bluebirds so far this campaign, Morrison has created five chances and has a 90% pass accuracy, but no goal.
Cardiff manager Russell Slade has said that the 21-year-old midfielder remains part of his plans for the next five matches, but he seems non-committal thereafter.
“It’s been a bit stop-start with Rav,” he told WalesOnline. “He has had a knee injury which has plagued him.
“Whenever he has opened his knee up it caused him a problem, but he has trained a little more consistently recently. That won’t do him any harm.
“There is no question he is in my plans for the remaining matches. He has about a month left on his loan and we will make a decision when that spell is coming to an end.”
Slade is not the first football manager to speak highly of Morrison’s ability, but for one reason or the other the youngster has failed to live up to expectations.
Offloaded by Manchester United and not maintaining consistency at West Ham, Morrison is truly struggling to make an impression these days.
Injuries have not helped, but after all this time, one has to wonder whether he really has what it takes to play for a big team in a big league.
Perhaps like many other youngsters before him, Morrison’s ‘fame’ is built on a few good games…