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Sam unconvinced by Morrison injury

Filed: Tuesday, 11th February 2014
By: Staff Writer

Sam Allardyce has finally broken his silence over the Ravel Morrison affair.

Rumours regarding the youngster's fitness and availability have been filling the pages of the KUMB Forum for several months - since when Allardyce has refused to comment on the situation bar to stress that Morrison has been carrying an injury.

However Allardyce, for one, is far from convinced that the midfielder is genuinely carrying an injury. "Listening to our medical staff, there is no problem that he can carry on - not at all," Allardyce said.

"He says he feels it occasionally. Instead of gritting your teeth and getting on with it, he's not the type. Lots and lots of players throughout the country will be playing with a similar type of injury that the medical team say 'you can carry on, it's not a problem'.

"Some come, rise to the occasion and then don't realise how far they have risen, then all of a sudden when they start realising where they have gone that can be a little bit of a problem".

"You have a lot of other players that are challenging his position and doing a better job than him. I'm always disappointed if no one gives me selection problems. I like the fact that you have to see how players deal with being left out - are they going to be professional or unprofessional about it?"

Morrison, who is still West Ham's top goalscorer this season looks set to complete a move to Championship Club QPR on loan within the next 48 hours.

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