West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan is full of praise for Ravel Morrison over his preseason.

Hammers skipper Nolan is ready to continue playing father figure to keep the starlet on the straight and narrow.

Nolan said: "He has grown up and I think he has come back with a renewed approach. I am going to help him as much as I can by talking to him on and off the pitch.

"Last year he started like that, but it was all the off-field stuff and his mental attitude to the game. He let himself down with not turning up and things like that.

"But speaking to (manager) Lee Clark at Birmingham, he said he really worked hard on him and towards the end had him on board. That's what you got to have with Rav.

"If he can get it all right, he will be a top player for years to come."

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