Ryan Manning is having a hell of a season. The Galway native has been rejuvenated ever since moving to left back at QPR and has been their player of the season thus far.
Coming into today's game against Hull City, Manning had registered three assists in the league, as well as a goal in the Carabao Cup.
He managed to get his first league goal of the season this afternoon, and it was a hell of a strike. The ball fell to the Irishman at the edge of the box, where he would produce a beautiful finish with the outside of his left boot.
His side would go on to win 3-2.
Manning's current contract expires at the end of the season, although QPR have an option to extend it by a further year. His form has grabbed the attention of a number of clubs, with Newcastle and Southampton reported to be interested.
QPR supporters certainly don't want him to leave the club.
QPR fans are loving Ryan Manning 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/bXizEpH4Ex
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) October 19, 2019
If his current form continues a call-up to the Ireland squad surely can't be too far away. Enda Stevens is the only specialised left back that has established himself in the squad, with Matt Doherty deputising for him during the recent game in Tbilisi.
Mick McCarthy has name checked Manning as a player he is keeping a close eye on, and you get the feeling he could be in contention for the friendly against New Zealand next month.