QPR summer signing Ben Gladwin admits he may have to leave club on loan

The former Swindon Town player could be set for a loan move away from Loftus Road.

Queens Park Rangers completed a double swoop on Swindon Town this summer. They snapped up Australian international Massimo Luongo and promising midfielder Ben Gladwin from The Robins.

However, for one of the players, it has been an early struggle at his new club.

Gladwin has played just 80 minutes of football in the Championship for his new club this season. He has now admitted to West London Sport that he might have to consider a loan deal away from the club if he is to profit at QPR in the long-run.

He stated:

"I’ll see what he says about my chances of playing and move forward from there.

“I understand that we’ve got a strong squad and competition for places is very tough. I’ve just got to keep working hard.

“I can play in either of the wide positions or behind the striker, but obviously we’ve got very good players in those positions.

“Everyone wants to get on the pitch and play football and that’s what I’ll be looking to do.”

Gladwin was deemed not good enough by Reading as a youngster. In 2005, aged 12, he was released and has had to make it the hard way.

Spells with Wallingford Town, Hayes & Yeading, Salisbury City, Windsor & Eton, Burnham and Reading Town soon followed.

But he finally came good during a stint with Buckinghamshire club Marlow FC.

He shone for the non-league side and was swiftly snapped up by Swindon where he became one of the Football League's most dangerous players.

QPR know the talent they have on their hands but have not given him a fair crack just yet, despite an impressive pre-season.

If they are not going to use him then a loan move makes sense. However, QPR should be giving him the chance in the first-team.

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