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...
@morrisonravel just the start of our journey together. Make sure the feet are up and I'll see you tomo to get ready to get after it again...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 8, 2014
@morrisonravel enjoy the rest of your day. You were brilliant today. Let's show all those who can't wait to see you fail, how wrong they are— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 8, 2014
If I can help him not make my mistakes, then great. He's a great young player/person, who listens. He can be whatever he wants to be...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 8, 2014
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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