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Wednesday 14 March Updated Thursday 19 February

Hendo pleased with Ravel's progress

West Ham United's Development Squad manager Ian Hendon is glad to see that his young West Ham United Development Squad are continuing to work hard right up until the end of the season.

Ravel Morrison turned in an eye-catching display as he grabbed his first two goals in claret and blue during Tuesday's 2-0 win at Brentford. His manager for the day was understandably pleased with how the 19-year-old applied himself during the game.

"Ravel did really well and it's not surprising. When you watch him in training you see the potential that he has and he's showed that today on the pitch. He scored two very good goals and Sam will be very pleased about that." Hendon said.

"If he keeps his head down and continues to progress well maybe he will have a part to play with the first team before the end of the season. He's got that spark and potential quality that makes him a dangerous player.

"He's settled in well having moved from the north and the lads have taken to him too, things are moving along nicely with Ravel"

Morrison's promising performance came in a Development Squad victory that featured a number of Academy players, many of whom, like Morrison, are beginning to show their potential. Hendon is keen to use the final months of the season to help prepare the youngsters for next season as first-year professionals.

"The main thing to do from now until the end of the season is focus on those who are about to become first-year professionals next season and make sure they are ready for the step up.

"Games like these are great experience for them and should prepare the lads for the challenges they will face next year."

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