LEE CLARK sends Sean Morrison into action in a private match against Sheffield United today saying: “We’ve got a talented centre-back on our hands.”
Town’s boss brought the 20-year-old in on loan from Reading last week but stuck with Peter Clarke and Jamie McCombe in the middle of defence as Town beat Notts County 3-0.
A fourth consecutive clean sheet presented a strong case for keeping the back four intact when Town visit Tranmere on Saturday.
But the boss will use the match at the Blades’ training ground as a sharpening-up exercise for those who didn’t start on Sunday, when victory strengthened Town’s grip on League I’s second automatic promotion spot.
Danny Cadamarteri, Lee Novak, Alan Lee, Jack Hunt, Antony Kay, Tom Clarke and Chris Atkinson will also be involved in the latest behind-closed-doors game.
And Clark, whose team visit Tranmere on Saturday, explained: “I’m pleased with the squad we have and they’ve all got a part to play over the closing stages of the season.
“The lads in the starting side know that if they don’t produce, there are players to come in, and this is a great chance for the lads who are challenging for inclusion to stake their claim.
“Sean Morrison might not have played on Sunday, but I’ve been delighted with his work on the training ground.
“He’s strong and aggressive, and for someone so young, a great talker.
“Everyone I’ve spoken to at Reading and Swindon (his previous club) believe he will make the grade in the Championship or possibly Premier League the way Reading are going and he provides competition in an area where we are a little bit thin on the ground.”