Search

Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway reveals reason for leaving Ryan Manning out of squad to face Reading

PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 August 2017

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ryan Manning (pic: Joe Giddens/PA)

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ryan Manning (pic: Joe Giddens/PA)

PA Archive/PA Images

Young QPR midfielder was not named in matchday squad for Championship opener, but boss says that was his choice and not because of injury

Ian Holloway says Ryan Manning could feature for Queens Park Rangers in their League Cup clash with Northampton Town on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old was not selected in QPR’s matchday 23 that beat Reading in the Championship on Saturday, with Josh Scowen, Massimo Luongo and Josh Scowen starting, while Ariel Borysiuk was named on the bench.

After the game, Holloway revealed it was merely his choice not to include Manning, the current Rs’ young player of the year, though says there is every chance he will play against the Cobblers.

“Ryan wasn’t selected because I felt Borysiuk has done well. Will he be in the next game? Possibly. Ryan isn’t injured at all,” said the 54-year-old.

“Borysiuk has come back and been sensational. I’m only going to pick the people who I think have done the best.

“Ryan is a great fella to have, but so is Borysiuk. That was the hardest decision I had to make because some of the passes Ariel has been doing – woah, what a player he is.

“You can ask why I didn’t see that last year, that’s because he was probably two stone heavier than he is right now. That’s an exaggeration, but he was at least one!

“I’m delighted with what he’s doing for us and that gives me one hell of a problem as a manager.”

Related articles

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

Yesterday, 18:53

Hendon fell to a fourth away defeat in their last five matches on the road after another disappointing display saw them beaten by two Basingstoke Town goals in the space of three first-half minutes.

Yesterday, 09:15

Harrow saw three players sent off in the first half of their match with the leaders and conceded five times after the restart on a day to forget in Somerset.

Yesterday, 08:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

In a match that was open for both sides, neither team seized the opportunity and took a point apiece at Clarence Park.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren claimed referee Peter Bankes cost his side a result after awarding Leeds a penalty which Kemar Roofe converted to give United a 2-1 comeback win at Elland Road.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sky Bet Championship: Leeds United 2 Queens Park Rangers 1

I was recently in North Kensington, just over Brent’s boundary, with the Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service; I am lead governor at Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust, which runs it, and saw it close up.

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Carlton Tavern could be reopened in April, nine months after the planning inspectorate told them to rebuild it.

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now