Barton and Ravel Morrison on Twitter: 'I can help him not make my mistakes'

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West Ham United might have Joey Barton to thank in the future if Ravel Morrison turns out to be everything they want him to be.

QPR got their promotion chase back on track yesterday - with a 2-0 win away from home against Birmingham City in the Championship.

And the star of the show was undoubtedly the recent piece of Harry Redknapp transfer masterclass.

Redknapp managed to convince West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce to let him borrow one time England hopeful for the rest of the season.

Undoubtedly one of the most talented young players in England Morrison has struggled for first-team football at Upton Park since the turn of the year - as Big Sam has gone pragmatic in his approach to successfully, it seems, avoid the drop.

Morrison bagged both goals yesterday for The Hoops - curling in a free-kick and tapping in from the edge of the box after a lung-busting run from midfield.

Dubbed 'as good as Gazza' by his former boss Lee Clark Morrison's performance was encouraging for QPR promotion chances as well as his future in East London.

Much has been made in the past of Morrison's troublesome background - and propensity to attract negative head lines with his behaviour on and off the pitch.

And he now shares a team with a similar character.

Joey Barton, once signed by Allardyce when at Newcastle, is showing signs of a late blossom in his career - but nowadays the troublesome former Manchester City player is a veteran in the QPR side - and is expected to help young players get through the system.

And it seems he has taken Morrison under his wing.

The two were involved in something of a Twitter love-in last night - in which Barton made some interesting comments.



To which Ravel Morrison replied...



Joey Barton then continued...





And considering the mixed up past of Barton, and his relatively good discipline record since blowing his top at Manchester City, he might just be the perfect role model if indeed he doesn't make the mistakes Barton did at his age.

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