BRYN Morris has been told he will gain his football experience at Middlesbrough – not out on loan, writes Chris Bell.
The Hartlepool-born midfielder, regarded by many as the Riverside’s hottest prospect for many years, featured in Boro’s matchday squad numerous times since February.
Though he didn’t make an appearance until the final game at Yeovil, the 18-year-old’s third cameo outing for Boro, boss Aitor Karanka has ruled out a loan spell for the England youth captain.
Such deals have become commonplace for Boro’s graduates but that will not apply to Morris - something the player himself told SportMail last July.
“He is a player who I want to see every day in training,” the Spaniard said.
“No, he will not go out on loan.”
There was a chance that Morris could have been involved in the England U19s European Championships qualifying games at the back end of this month.
Inclusion, probably as a reverse, has not materilaised, however, with the U19s coach Noel Blake sticking with the current squad of players.
Possible admission into the squad was another another indication of the former High Tunstall pupil’s talent and Karanka echoed those sentiments, saying: “Bryn is going to be a very good player.
“He is young but he is the kind of player who we can’t rush his game.
“We have to do the right steps with him.”