Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway reveals reason for leaving Ryan Manning out of squad to face Reading
PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 August 2017
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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.”