Michael Morrison prior to being substituted at Oakwell against Barnsley

Reading centre-back Michael Morrison has been ruled out of the rest of the regular season. It is hoped that he will be back in time for the play-offs, if Reading are to make it.

Morrison left the field of play in the first half against Barnsley on Good Friday after pulling up with a hamstring injury. He also missed the 3-1 home win over Wayne Rooney’s Derby County on Easter Monday.

It is possible that Morrison may have played his last game for the Royals. The 33-year-old is out of contract in the summer, meaning, if Reading were to fail in reaching the play-offs, he may not get another opportunity to pull on the blue on white.

Reading boss Veljko Paunović has expressed his desire to keep the defender, though.

“I want him here – he’s our warrior, our captain England,” said the North Macedonian coach.

“He’s the superhero of our team and I want him here, no doubt about that,” he added.

Morrison is also thought to be keen on extending his stay at the club. 

The Royals are unbeaten in three games and sit 6th on 66 points, 1 point above Bournemouth who have a game in hand.

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