Big Sam eyes big season for Ravel

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes this could be a breakthrough season for "changed man" Ravel Morrison.

I haven't had a word with him apart from encouraging him about how well pre-season has gone for him.

His contribution in pre-season has been exciting for us. His big challenge will be when he gets his chance to play in the first team at competitive level.

When the whistle goes on Saturday it is 100mph from the start. He will have to learn to cope with that but he is really promising and hopefully we look forward to him continuing to develop into a player who will play a part in the first team.

We will give him the chance if he continues to do the things he is doing and discipline himself.

– West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

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