Grant Hall's progress showed QPR were making positive strides, says Ramsey

PUBLISHED: 19:35 26 November 2015 | UPDATED: 21:20 28 November 2015

Former QPR head coach Chris Ramsey has hailed Grant Hall

Former QPR head coach Chris Ramsey has hailed Grant Hall

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EXCLUSIVE: Former QPR head coach Chris Ramsey believes Grant Hall's impressive form this season showed the club were making progress in some aspects of their long-term plans during his tenure.

Ramsey was relieved of his first-team duties three weeks ago following a run of just two wins in 10 games, with the Rs focus now firmly on securing promotion to the Premier League, but the 53-year-old believes Hall’s progress was a real positive from his time at the club.

He told the Times: “I think Grant was a real positive for us during my time at the club – he was excellent. He was very good value for money.

“When we first started the project here the remit we were given was to bring in young players who were going to be bargains for the club in the future.

“The hope from this would be to give the club a steady foundation to develop our own players and hopefully bring them into the first team or other youngsters who would eventually be assets for the club.

“Grant showed that some parts of the projects were actually working, but unfortunately for some of the other young players like Michael Doughty - who I believe will become a very good player for the club in the future - he wasn’t able to get a regular run in the team.

“The predicament we found ourselves in then was in needing to go up, it meant I had to be careful about exposing them to pressure situations that may have had a negative effect on them.”

Rangers would like Ramsey to remain at the club in some capacity; however the Times understands at this stage that looks unlikely.

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