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Queens Park Rangers: Reece Grego-Cox looking for loan move to aid development

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 October 2017

Queens Park Rangers forward Reece Grego-Cox celebrates scoring for the Republic of Ireland under-21s (pic: Niall Carson/PA)

Queens Park Rangers forward Reece Grego-Cox celebrates scoring for the Republic of Ireland under-21s (pic: Niall Carson/PA)

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Young QPR forward believes regular first-team football will help him progress

Queens Park Rangers forward Idrissa Sylla scored at Sunderland (pic: Scott Heavey/PA) Queens Park Rangers forward Idrissa Sylla scored at Sunderland (pic: Scott Heavey/PA)

Queens Park Rangers head to Bolton Wanderers in the Championship on Saturday, but one young forward is looking for a longer spell away from Loftus Road.

Despite impressing for the Rs’ under-23 side this term, striker Reece Grego-Cox has struggled for game time with the senior team.

The 20-year-old has only made six appearances for QPR despite being with the club since the age of 14.

And the Republic of Ireland youth international feels he may need to head out on loan in order to play regularly.

“All I can do is work hard. Whether you are involved in the first team or not, you’ve just go to keep doing what you can to impress,” Grego-Cox told the club website.

“I want to play for QPR, but what’s more important for me now is to be playing first-team football. If that means going out on loan, then that’s something that I’m interested in doing to help me develop.

“I know I need to play competitive football consistently at the age I am now and at this stage of my career.”

Grego-Cox has been in good form recently, netting a hat-trick in a 4-0 win for the Republic of Ireland in a 4-0 win over Israel UEFA Euro Under-21 qualifier.

The promising forward, who spent time on loan last season with Newport County in League Two, also netted the winner for QPR’s under-23 team in a thrilling 5-4 triumph at Charlton Athletic on Monday.

And, unsurprisingly, Grego-Cox has declared himself pleased with his recent displays, adding: “It has been a great couple of weeks for me.

“Going away internationally and scoring a hat-trick, and then coming back and scoring the winner for the 23s in a very exciting game, it’s been great.

“I had a good chance during our 0-0 draw with Norway four days before the Israel game and missed it, so I really felt like I needed that early goal against Israel.

“To go on and score a hat-trick meant a lot to me.”

“If I hadn’t got the winner (against Charlton), in my eyes, I would have had a bad game.

“I always think that way. If I don’t score, I’ve not played well. Even if I’ve actually done well or maybe got an assist, that’s how I see it.”

The senior team will hope to snap a six-game winless run when they visit Bolton, having not triumphed in the league since September 9.

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