Holloway will give chances to Furlong and Doughty

Ian Holloway says Darnell Furlong and Michael Doughty will get a chance in the QPR side following their return from Swindon.

Rangers boss Holloway recently recalled both players from their season-long loans at the County Ground, where they impressed for the Robins.

They were cup-tied for Saturday’s defeat against Blackburn but are expected to be in the squad for Thursday’s Championship match at Reading.

Furlong, 21, is seen as a potential option for the R’s at right-back, while midfielder Doughty, 24, has had seven loan spells away from Loftus Road.

Holloway is keen to give both players until the end of the season to prove they are good enough to have long-term futures at QPR.

“They will be getting a game – they’ve got six months to prove (themselves) to me,” said Holloway.

“I personally like the pair of them. They’ll be in and around my squad and they’ll have a chance to play. They won’t be going anywhere else.

“One (Doughty) has played 140 games anyway, so why has he gone out on loan? If you don’t want him, get rid of him. If not, bring him back and play him.

“We’ll see. Can they step forward? Can they step to the plate?”

Meanwhile, Ryan Manning, who has started Rangers’ last two league matches, is expected to feature in Thursday’s match.