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22 Nov 2013 07:46:54

Allardyce sees more in Morrison

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has told Ravel Morrison he must show continued dedication and improvement to have any hope of winning a place in England's World Cup squad.

Jack Wilshere has expressed concern for his place in Roy Hodgson's squad for Brazil due to the development of the likes of Morrison, who has not always applied his talent in the right way and is trying to revive his career at Upton Park.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's match with Chelsea, Allardyce said: "At the moment he's got to keep showing improvement with us and it's a long way between now and the World Cup squad being picked. He's going to have to continue his improvement to have any chance.

"It should be a dream of his, and can he make that dream a reality?

"It's an ultimate goal he's trying to reach. If you are dedicated enough in your time on and off the field, then you can get there."

Wilshere's progress has been delayed by long-term injury, but Allardyce has no doubt over the Arsenal midfielder's talent.

"Jack Wilshere's got that final pass, that little bit of creativity," Allardyce said.

"With the amount of competition Arsenal have in that position, it's going to be more of a concern for Jack to play in Arsenal's team, for me, on a regular basis, than thinking about the World Cup for England.

"If he does both he'll be there."


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