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Football: Allardyce irked by malingering Morrison

Published on Feb 11, 2014 9:13 PM

LONDON (AFP) - West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has accused midfielder Ravel Morrison of exaggerating the extent of a groin injury that has caused him to miss the club's last three matches.

The 21-year-old made an impressive start to the season after signing from Manchester United, but his form has since waned, prompting media reports that he is to join second-tier Queens Park Rangers on loan.

Although Allardyce refused to answer questions about Morrison's future at the club, he did express annoyance at his reluctance to play through the pain of his injury.

"Listening to our medical staff, there is no problem that he can carry on - not at all," Allardyce said.

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