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Morrison set for QPR

Created on Feb. 14, 2014 1:36 PM EST

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison is set to join Championship side QPR on loan, according to Loftus Road boss Harry Redknapp.

The 21-year-old joined the London side from Manchester United in 2012, and has scored five times in all competitions for Sam Allardyce's side.

But a continuing groin problem has limited his appearances this season, something the QPR manager is well aware of.

"We are hoping to take him on loan until the end of the season. Certainly in the next few days we are hoping to get it sorted," said Redknapp.

"He's a fantastic talent and could make all the difference. He seems a decent lad and a talented footballer.

"As far as I know, he's fit and ready to play. Hopefully he's OK."

Morrison was allowed to leave Old Trafford by former manager Alex Ferguson despite a huge reputation in youth-team football, and reportedly attempted to manoeuvre a switch to Fulham in January this year.

The QPR boss conceded the 21-year-old could be tricky to handle, but hopes his talent will overshadow any off-field controversies.

"It is a gamble," Redknapp added. "If he didn't have a problem somewhere, we wouldn't get him at QPR. He'd still be playing at Manchester United.

"We need someone who can unlock a defence, someone who can suddenly do something special and turn a game for you. I think Ravel might be one of those players."

Morrison can join as an emergency loan - as the transfer window is closed - which can last for a maximum of 93 days.

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