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Moyes delivers his Rice verdict

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David Moyes believes like most that Declan Rice could play for any club anywhere.

That may not exactly be rocket science but he admits the player is improving all the time and has earned his right at international level.

Answering whether he could be a regular in the Man City team for example, the Hammers boss told reporters: “Declan is improving all the time. He’s still young, and he’s got a long way to go, but he’s improving.

He’s earned his right to play for England and every time he’s come back from playing for England, I’ve seen someone new – with more confidence, with more about his game.

He’s got leadership and things which will improve with age and time. But overall, he’s been very good. Declan could play for any club. No doubt about that.

He can play different roles as well. He could quite easily fill in as a defender if required. He could play as an attacking midfield player. He could play as a No 6. He’s got the ability to play in several different roles. “

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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