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Allardyce: Morrison could have West Ham future


Filed: Wednesday, 15th August 2012
By: Staff Writer


Sam Allardyce has refused to rule out a return for Ravel Morrison - despite the youngster being packed off to Birmingham for the season.

Amid a string of rumours regarding his behaviour, the former Manchester United midfielder - who joined West Ham just seven months ago - was loaned to the Championship club for the season.

However Allardyce has refused to rule out a return for the higly-talented yet flawed 19-year-old former England youth international - adding that he was rarely used last season due to inexperience.

"What Ravel needs for the first time in his life is first team football," Allardyce told KUMB.com. "I was striving for promotion last year and I wasn't in the position to risk Ravel not because of his talent, but because of his inexperience as a first team player.

"So going into the Premier League and getting where we wanted to go, he'd never played there before. Going to Birmingham and playing for them in the Championship with a very good young manager/coach with a great backroom staff in Terry McDermott and Fazackerley [will do him good]."

You can read more of Sam's thoughts in the second and final part of our exclusive Q&A session, which you may find here: www.kumb.com/qa.php?id=35



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by Gatsby
12:43AM 16th Aug 2012
''He wasnt in the position to risk him? It makes no sense, he was and is the type of player that should be included in the first team rather than loaned out. When is the right time to risk him? When we have been relegated again?

I think the move was good for both parties, I just don't understand Allardyce justifying not playing him last year.''

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