Furlong used to play for the R’s, while his son Darnell has recently been promoted to the first-team, and he has told the official QPR website that there are two youngsters on the club’s books set for bright futures.
The former Chelsea and Watford striker currently coaches the Under-18 team of QPR, and his most recent game in charge saw him lead the young R’s to a 3-2 victory over Millwall.
Brandon Adams, Olamide Shodipo and Josh Bowler scored in the first half to clinch the victory for Rangers, making it three wins in the last four games. The young team are known for their attacking style, and many of the stars will be hoping to break into the Rangers first-team in the coming weeks as head coach Chris Ramsey looks towards youth to rejuvenate a side that finds itself locked in a Premier League relegation scrap.
Tottenham Hotspur have shown that injecting youth into the senior side can be a benefit to the first-team, and many of these young QPR players would likely give their all if given the chance to impress in the English top-flight. The step up in quality may be too hard to overcome, but it will never be known until tried, and Furlong believes that there are two specific players set for big futures if given a chance.
Speaking to the official QPR website, the former striker named two of his goalscorers as bright prospects.
“Brandon [Adams]’s a livewire,” he said. “He’s got a knack of arriving in the box at the right time. He’s keen, enthusiastic and in front of goal he’s got that ruthlessness you need to be a goalscorer.
“And Josh [Bowler] is another one that’s got a bright future. He takes his chances well and it was a great finish for his goal at the end of a really good move.”