QPR to recall Manning from Rotherham loan

QPR: Ryan Manning
Ryan Manning is returning to QPR

QPR are set to recall Ryan Manning from his season-long loan at Rotherham.

Rangers have the option of bringing Manning back to Loftus Road in January and will do so in light of Geoff Cameron’s injury and Massimo Luongo’s involvement in the Asian Cup.

Manning was allowed to make the loan move in August because he was behind the likes of Luongo, Jordan Cousins and on-loan Stoke midfielder Cameron in the pecking order at Loftus Road.

However, Cameron has been sidelined by an ankle injury and Australia international Luongo could miss as many as seven Rangers matches depending on how far his country progress in the tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

QPR: Massimo Luongo
Luongo has been a key player for the R’s. [Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire]

Missing Massimo

The first of those games was the 0-0 draw against Reading on Saturday, when Steve McClaren’s side badly missed Luongo, particularly during the first half.

Manager McClaren was already minded to recall Manning, although the Irish youngster had been assured QPR would not bring him back unless he was likely to get first-team action rather than be sat on the bench.

McClaren confirmed to the Rangers hierarchy on Sunday evening that he wants Manning back in his squad. His recall is likely to be confirmed in the next 48 hours.

Manning has made 18 appearances for Rotherham, scoring four goals.

He has recently been a substitute for the Millers, with his last outing for them coming in a 1-0 defeat at Bristol City on Saturday.