Redknapp: Morrison a gamble

QPR manager Harry Redknapp admits he took a gamble in bringing Ravel Morrison on loan from West Ham until the end of the season.

Last Updated: 14/02/14 at 22:50 Post Comment

Ravel Morrison: Set to move to QPR on loan

Ravel Morrison: Set to move to QPR on loan

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The former Manchester United midfielder - whose career has been dogged by issues with his off-field behaviour - will complete his move to Loftus Road next week to ensure he is available until the Sky Bet Championship play-off final.

"You need people who can open the door, someone who can unlock a defence," Redknapp told Sky Sports News when asked about the 21-year-old's imminent arrival. "I've always had someone in my team who can change a game.

"I've always enjoyed having someone like that, whether it was Paolo Di Canio or Paul Merson when I went to Portsmouth, someone who can do something special and turn a game for you.

"I just think Ravel is one of those lads who can do that for us. I'm not sitting here saying it's not a gamble because he is a gamble.

"If he didn't have a problem somewhere, he wouldn't be coming to QPR. He would be still at United because he's got that talent.

"It's a chance you take sometimes in life; you have to take a gamble. Sometimes they come off, sometimes they don't - but if you don't buy a ticket, you are never going to win the lottery."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

England's Laura Bassett: 'I wish no-one knew my name'

Laura Bassett says she is still deeply hurting after her stoppage-time own goal ended England Women’s World Cup dream.

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company