Middlesbrough FC news and transfer rumours: Championship club pull plug on move for ex-Manchester United man plus praise for Boro defender

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Former Middlesbrough playmaker Ravel Morrison won’t be signing for Huddersfield – despite interest from the Terriers.

The former Manchester United and West Ham man has been a free agent since leaving Dutch club ADO Den Haag in January and made just three appearances during a brief spell at Boro last year.

According to the Huddersfield Examiner, the Terriers were weighing up a move for Morrison, 28, but have decided against pursuing it.

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Crewe boss hightlights Wood qualities

Ravel Morrison playing for Middlesbrough.Ravel Morrison playing for Middlesbrough.
Ravel Morrison playing for Middlesbrough.

Boro defender Nathan Wood has been praised by Crewe boss David Artell.

Wood, 18, joined the Alex on loan until the end of the season and has already made a positive impression after breaking into the League One side.

“Nathan is a terrific lad and has a really bright future in the game,” said Artell. "He is committed, athletic and has picked things up really quickly.”

Artell also picked out Wood’s leadership qualities following a recent win over Accrington Stanley.

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“Nathan spoke to the group afterwards and he was very good,” Artell added. “He spoke really well and it was terrific for a lad of his age to do that.”

“He said his bit. He spoke about the real togetherness and spirit of the group and I’ve been saying that to them all season.”

Youngsters prepare for Norwich test

Finally, Boro’s under-23 side are preparing to face Norwich at Heritage Park on Friday (2pm kick-off).

The Teessiders have slipped to ninth in Premier League 2, Division 2, after seven games without a win.

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Norwich are one point and a place behind Graeme Lee’s side in tenth.

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