West Ham youngster set for another loan spell

Birmingham City midfielder Ravel Morrison

West Ham are set to allow young midfielder Ravel Morrison to leave on loan again next season to give him constant first team football.

Morrison has spent this season on loan at Birmingham City and has nailed down a first team spot with impressive displays for the Midlands club.

Birmingham manager Lee Clark wants to bring Morrison back to St Andrews next season and West Ham seem more than happy to oblige.

The Hammers signed Morrison 18 months ago from Manchester United for £1million after his attitude was questioned by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Morrison will return to West Ham at the star of pre-season but the East London club are looking to strengthen their midfield this summer and so a first team place will be hard to come by for the 20 year old.

“One of the reasons we sent him to Birmingham was to try and get that consistent time on the field. He would have had a battle on to get into the team here,” West Ham assistant manager Neil McDonald told Sky Sports.

“He has gone to Birmingham, got in the team and played well consistently which is great.

“I saw comments from Lee Clark that he might possibly want to take him on loan again next year to give him some more experience. That would be great and it is a decision that the manager has to make.

“Do we bring him back because he’s had a good a year’s football in him or do we leave him there for another year to see if he will develop even more? We’ll decide that in the summer.”

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