HARTLEPOOL teenage star Bryn Morris could be set to feature in Middlesbrough’s end of season run-in.
The England under-18 skipper was an unused sub for Aitor Karanka’s Boro during Saturday’s stalemate with Leeds – sat alongside former Pools goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos.
His inclusion came on the back of a week’s worth of training with the Championship outfit’s first team and it is now probable that he will add to his two appearances in a Boro jersey.
Morris, 18 in April, played 30 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday at the end of last season but his game time has been confined to the U21 arena and national set-up since.
“The last few weeks I’ve been training with the first team and last week I trained with them every day,” Morris told SportMail.
“Hopefully it’s just a matter of time until I get my chance but we’ll have to wait and see.
“I’ve got to keep working hard.”
Morris has had to be patient to demonstrate to Karanka his potential but now the Spaniard has been notified he has promoted the former High Tunstall pupil to the senior ranks.
“When the gaffer first came I was training with Atletico Madrid,” he went on.
“He knows more about me now and has been asking me about England.
“He’s given a lot of the younger lads more chances.
“Whether that’s because we’ve got a few injuries I don’t know but there’s more of us training with the first team than before.”
Another player poised to play for the Teessider’s is midfielder Luke Williams.
Williams has enjoyed a fruitful spell at Hartlepool United, finding the net twice, and his performances have warranted appraisal from Karanka who revealed he is to give the Boro graduate a chance in the team.