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QPR midfielder Manning joins Rotherham on loan

PUBLISHED: 14:38 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:38 16 August 2018

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ryan Manning has joined Rotherham United on loan (pic: Richard Sellers/PA)

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ryan Manning has joined Rotherham United on loan (pic: Richard Sellers/PA)

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Rs youngster will spend rest of campaign at Millers

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ryan Manning has joined Sky Bet Championship rivals Rotherham United on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old made his Rs debut in 2016 and has since gone on to make 41 appearances for the west Londoners.

However, the Republic of Ireland youth international will now spend the remainder of the term at the Millers.

QPR boss Steve McClaren told the club website: “I think it’s part of every young player’s development to go out on loan and experience something different - different environments, different cultures and different ways of playing.

“This season, because of Josh Scowen, Mass Luongo, Luke Freeman and Ebere Eze, his chances have been limited so far.

“So we had to make a decision - whether to keep Ryan in the squad and him not play much, or get him more games out on loan.

“Sometimes as managers and coaches, we want to keep all of our players. But I think the benefits of this loan move will far outweigh keeping Ryan here for the moment.

“We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Ryan and wish him success at Rotherham. We hope he plays well and comes back an even-better player.”

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