West Ham star Robert Snodgrass has congratulated James Morrison on his career after it was announced by West Brom that the 33-year-old had hung up his boots.
The Baggies confirmed via their official Twitter account on Tuesday that Morrison had retired from playing but has been handed a coaching role in the Championship club’s academy set-up.
Snodgrass played alongside Morrison for Scotland and the Hammers winger has since taken to social media to send a message to the former Middlesbrough midfielder.
“Congrats on a great career, James Morrison. Top player and even better guy,” Snodgrass wrote via his personal Instagram account.
It is no great surprise that Morrison has retired. The former Scotland international has been without a club since his contract at West Brom expired at the end of last season. During last term, Morrison managed to make 24 appearances across all competitions, but he was still troubled by niggling injuries that appear to have been what have led to his decision to retire. Morrison has ended his playing career having made 311 Premier League appearances across spells at West Brom and Middlesbrough. He also earned 46 caps for Scotland. Morrison was a top player for the Baggies and for the Scottish national team, so it is no surprise at all to see someone like Snodgrass paying tribute to his former team-mate via Instagram. Snodgrass has taken a tough decision himself lately to retire from international duty. He must know how bittersweet moments like this must be for a footballer.