Just four-and-a-half months into his season-long loan deal from QPR to Rotherham, Ryan Manning has been recalled by his parent club.
The 22-year-old made 18 appearances, scoring four goals for a Rotherham side which currently sits just inside the Championship relegation zone. Manning was partnered in the Rotherham midfield by Richie Towell, another Irishman on loan at the New York Stadium.
The Galway midfielder has been recalled early by QPR boss Steve McClaren as Massimo Luongo is on international duty with Australia at the Asian Cup and Geoff Cameron has suffered an ankle injury.
"At the start of the season, he wanted to play and we couldn't guarantee him games," McClaren told the QPR website.
Once we brought Geoff in, it enabled us to release Ryan so he could go out and play in the Championship.
With Mass away with Australia and Geoff now out, it's good timing for Ryan to return.
From speaking with him, he was keen to come back and fight for his place. He knows it's not guaranteed, he knows the team are doing well but loan spells like the one he has had are a good opportunity for young players.
I think he enjoyed it and it has been beneficial for both parties.
Now he comes back to us and he's here to fight for his place.
QPR are currently eighth in the Championship, four points outside the playoff places.
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