Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo frustrated with role Chris Ramsey has given him

Queens Park Rangers have played Massimo Luongo in an unfamiliar advanced midfield role so far.

Massimo Luongo has admitted to FourFourTwo that he has been frustrated with the role that Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey has given him in the team so far.

Luongo joined QPR from Swindon Town in the summer transfer window, and he was immediately given the number 10 role after arriving.

It was a different position to the one he had been playing at Swindon, where he played slightly further back, and it has taken him some time to get used to playing behind the striker. 

"I'm playing in the 10 position but games in the Championship are stretched," he said to FourFourTwo. "Last game I played I was doing more of a team job than running in behind. It has been a bit of a learning curve for me at the moment.

"It is frustrating at the moment. I think if I do well in this position it can be [a positive] but at the moment I'm learning and adjusting to it."

Luongo's performances at Loftus Road to date have shown plenty of promise, but his lack of experience of playing at Championship level has been evident so far.

The Australian international has lacked a cutting edge at times, and his wastefulness in-front of goal has been slightly disappointing.

The 23-year-old has recently dropped out of the QPR team, and he made his first appearance in a month, after coming on against Birmingham City at the weekend.

In that fixture, Luongo could not stop QPR falling to defeat - and that loss leaves them in 12th place in the Championship table, with the pressure on them to start picking up results. 

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