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Sheffield United goalkeeper Simon Moore backs Ravel Morrison to take up key role this season

Ravel Morrison joined the Blades during the summer on a free transfer Credit: PA

Sheffield United goalkeeper Simon Moore believes Ravel Morrison can play a key role for the club this season after his man-of-the-match display against Blackburn.

The Blades handed Morrison a route back to the Premier League in July when he signed a one-year deal following spells in Italy, Mexico and Sweden.

The former Manchester United and West Ham forward made an encouraging full debut in the Blades' 2-1 Carabao Cup win, which included an assist for their second goal scored by Oliver Norwood.

"Rav has shown in training the qualities he's got and he's obviously going to be wanting to play more football and the more he plays the better he'll get," said goalkeeper Moore, who was one of 10 changes made by Chris Wilder.

"I was really pleased to see him get 90 minutes and hopefully that will kick-start him to go on and do better things for this football club.

"I think he's just got to keep his head down, work really hard. We all know he's got so much ability.

"If he keeps his head down and continues to work hard like he has done then I don't see why he's not going to do good things for the club."

Moore, who will play the support role again this season behind on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, played his part in the Blades' win by saving an early penalty from Adam Armstrong.

"I haven't played a lot of football over the last year or so, it's been very difficult to get any sort of rhythm going," Moore added.

"As a goalkeeper you want to be playing week in, week out, but I've got a young English goalkeeper, who's on the verge of a senior call-up, in front of me, so my job's a little bit difficult.

"Deano's a fantastic goalkeeper, who's only going to get better and better and I've just got to make sure I push him day in, day out.

"But I'm also there for him as well. If he needs any advice or help then I'm there to support him because ultimately we want the best for this football club."