Swindon Town boss Martin Ling wants Ben Gladwin's loan from Queens Park Rangers to be extended

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Queens Park Rangers decided to loan Ben Gladwin out back in October.

Swindon Town boss Martin Ling has confirmed to the Swindon Advertiser that he would like to extend Ben Gladwin’s loan spell from Queens Park Rangers.

Gladwin’s current move to Swindon is expected to expire next week, but Ling is eager to keep the attacking midfielder around.

Gladwin has played a key role in Swindon’s team ever since arriving last month, but Ling admits that the chances of getting a deal over the line are out of his side's hands.

“Ben is finishing on December 3,” said Ling. “We have got a period to see what happens with that but it’s dependant, I should imagine, on whether QPR get a manager in the meantime and if they want to fetch him back. If they don’t want to fetch him back, I’d love to have him longer.”

Many people were surprised when QPR decided to loan Gladwin out in the first place, as he had shown glimmers of class.

QPR signed Gladwin from Swindon in the summer transfer window, but Chris Ramsey deemed the 23-year-old surplus to requirements.

Now Ramsey has gone, it may be that Gladwin gets more of an opportunity though.

Neil Warnock is currently in temporary charge at Loftus Road, and he may want to take a closer look at Gladwin’s talents.

Gladwin has made nine appearances for Swindon on his loan spell, and he has scored once during that time.

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