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Ravel Morrison 'has West Ham future'

February 20, 2014
By PA Sport

Sam Allardyce insists Ravel Morrison has not played his last game for West Ham despite letting the controversial midfielder join Queens Park Rangers on loan.

Ravel Morrison
PA PhotosRavel Morrison has impressed at times for West Ham this season.

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Morrison, 21, was one of the Hammers’ best performers during the first half of the season and was even tipped as an outsider to make England's World Cup squad.

However, the former Manchester United prospect has not played since January amid more talk of issues off the field, and this week dropped down a division to move to Loftus Road.

But West Ham boss Allardyce on Thursday refused to elaborate on the reasons for farming out the talented youngster.

“I'm not answering questions about Ravel Morrison because he is not with us anymore,” he said. “We've done a deal with QPR and we are playing football against Southampton on Saturday, my focus is the squad of players I've got here.

“The fact of the matter is Ravel wanted to play some first-team football and he wasn't getting as much here as he wanted so we've let him go out on loan.

“Our consistent performances and recent acquisitions have given us a bigger squad and Ravel has found it a bit more difficult to get in.

“We move on to Southampton with the players we've got here at the club.”

When asked if Morrison had played his last game for West Ham, Allardyce responded: “No!” 

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