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Allardyce explains Morrison’s QPR move and insists he has West Ham future

11:26 20 February 2014

West Ham United's Ravel Morrison

West Ham United's Ravel Morrison

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West ham manager Sam Allardyce insists Ravel Morrison has a future at Upton Park despite his shock loan move to Championship side QPR.

England Under-21 star Morrison shone for the Hammers in the first half of the season and was even tipped for a call-up from Roy Hodgson ahead of next summer’s World Cup.

But he has not featured since their 3-0 Capital One Cup loss to Manchester City last month and sealed a 93-day loan move to Loftus Road earlier this week.

Speculation has suggested a fall-out between Allardyce and Morrison, but the Hammers boss insists the former Manchester United youngster is merely being sent to QPR for more first team football.

“I’m not answering questions about Ravel Morrison because he is not with us any more,” 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.”

Asked if Morrison had played his last game for the Hammers, Allardyce responded: “No.”

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