Queens Park Rangers confirmed yesterday that midfielder Ryan Manning had headed out of the club on a loan spell to spend the season with Rotherham United.
The Republic of Ireland Under 21 international moves to the New York Stadium on a spell for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign, and both Les Ferdinand and Steve McClaren have insisted the deal is in the best interests of the club and the player on a long-term front, but it’s fair to say some fans are less than convinced of that.
Having made his debut on New Year’s Eve back in 2016, the youngster now boasts 41 appearances for the club and a return of three goals and he signed a new three-year deal in the summer of 2017.
With limited game time of late given competition in midfield, he heads out until next summer to get more regular game action to bolster his development but we can recall him in January should we wish.
For McClaren’s and Ferdinand’s words on the 22-year-old you can Click Here to read them in full.
He’s class, Just not gonna get in right now over Eze, Freeman, Scowen, Luongo. Needs a loan at this level! Needs mins, Always room for improvement. PL & Celtic interest!
— Ash. (@QPR_Ash) August 16, 2018
i cannot fathom this at all?
someone explain this to me!!!
— John Leighton (@johnnylate21a) August 16, 2018
Don’t agree with that. Should be in or around our team. Decent player.
— Paul Pelling (@p_pelling) August 16, 2018
Helping out a relegation rival????
— Gibbo????????????????????????????✌️ (@gibboQPR) August 16, 2018
Should be playing ahead of Luongo
— Ian qpr (@Ianexall1) August 16, 2018
For me he’s a shoe-in first teamer and should be played in his proper central midfield position. It’s a bit of a joke.
— Andy Stedman (@andystedman) August 16, 2018
The long term interest of Rangers is staying in the division and we need all the decent squad players we can muster.
— Terry W (@Horrendoussss) August 16, 2018
I think in fairness this is one of those where the club are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. If he’s not in immediate plans, get him game time and reassess in January, it’s the next best option in my mind.
We’re in control with the contract in many ways, so better he’s happy playing than sitting on the sidelines getting frustrated.