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West Ham fans ask unexpected former player to return to the club on Twitter

By Harvey Byrne

West Ham fans took to Twitter to ask former midfielder Ravel Morrison to return to the club following the 1-0 win over Accrington on Wednesday evening.

The midfielder left east London for Italian side Lazio permanently in the summer of 2015 after off the field problems and spells with Birmingham, QPR and Cardiff on loan.

He was once a highly thought of prospect at Manchester United, but decisions outside of football have caused his career to stall.

Despite the player’s difficulties and question marks about his conduct, Hammers fans believe he could still spark in east London.

The Hammers were only able to get past the League Two side due to a goal from Dimitri Payet in the 96th minute and many fans were left calling for their former attacking midfielder to rejoin the club.

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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

The now 23-year-old has struggled to settle in Italy with many picking out his inability to speak the language as a problem.

He has only made seven appearances for Lazio since joining the club and manager Fillipo Inzaghi placed the former England Under-21 on the transfer list in the summer.

The Sun have also claimed that Morrison is expected to complete a move in January, but to the Championship with Newcastle.

In other West Ham news, Alvaro Arbeloa has revealed his delight after making his Hammers debut.