Search

Allardyce has warning for West Ham trio as Morrison pushes for first team spot

12:28 30 August 2013

West Ham United

West Ham United's Ravel Morrison celebrates with Mo Diame. Picture: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

PA Wire

Sam Allardyce says West Ham midfielders Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan and Mohamed Diame need to “watch out” as star-in-the-making Ravel Morrison is pressing for a first team place.

Former Manchester United youngster Morrison impressed in pre-season for West Ham and produced a man of the match performance in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup win over Cheltenham.

The 20-year-old – who spent last season on loan at Birmingham City – was in dazzling form against the League Two side, and capped his performance with a well-taken goal from long range.

Allardyce has been hugely impressed by Morrison and admits it won’t be long before he gets his chance in the Premier League.

“It’s a carry on of his pre-season,” said the Hammers boss ahead of the visit of Stoke City this weekend.

“We’re all delighted to see his performance against Cheltenham and in particular his goal.

“That’s added to a total of seven in pre-season and this season. He is making a big statement now which is really good for me.”

“From a midfield point of view, Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan and Mo Diame watch out, this boy’s after your place.

“It’s going to really kick start those three to perform at the level we know they can, because this lad will sooner or later get the chance and take it.

“It’s really pleasing from my point of view we’ve got competition for places. When someone is on your heels, it perks the midfield players up. They think I’ve got to be careful I hope it’s not me he replaces.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:53
Women in Essex are being urged to take up football (pic: essexfa.com)

Latest news from the Essex FA

FIFA
Yesterday, 15:00
Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon (pic: LOFC).

Young Dulwich Hamlet defender linking up with Brisbane Road club for pre-season

Elliot Omozusi
Yesterday, 14:48
Kingsford pupils had mixed fortunes this season

Year 10 footballers experience highs and lows

Yesterday, 14:15
East Ham Active hope to coax over 50s out of cricket retirement with free sessions (pic: Graham Hodges)

East Ham Active are putting on free sessions to encourage over 50s back to sport

Most read sport

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder