West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says his young players will get their chance this season.

Allardyce, discussing Ravel Morrison, wrote in the London Evening Standard: "There was an opportunity in pre­-season for him and several other youngsters to impress.

"Then there is the Capital One Cup and again, during the international break next month, we intend to take up one of the invitations we've had from clubs in Switzerland and Spain to play their first team - and that will provide several of the younger players with another chance."

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