Don Hutchison has harsh words for West Ham star Declan Rice

Declan Rice of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 16, 2018 in Romford, England.

Pundit says Ireland must not hang about for West am star to make a decision.

Declan Rice of West Ham United in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Macclesfield Town at The London Stadium on September 26, 2018 in London,...

West Ham United ace Declan Rice has been in outstanding form for the club over the past month.

His performances have heightened the debate over which country he will play his international football for.


The Republic of Ireland assumed Rice would play for them after featuring through the youth levels for them and even playing three friendly games for the senior side.

Now there have been suggestions he could switch allegiance to England.

Former West Ham midfielder Don Hutchison believes Ireland should take a blunt approach to the West Ham man.

He says a heart to heart conversation must be had with Rice, and the situation resolved one way or another.

At present Rice appears to still be deliberating his options.

It's fair enough for him to want to take his time, but it is not really helping anybody. Ireland, England, or even himself.

Declan Rice of West Ham United during his Press Conference after Trainining at Rush Green on September 20, 2018 in Romford, England.

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