Conor Washington assesses his start at Queens Park Rangers

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Conor Washington has failed to score in any of his first eight appearances for Queens Park Rangers.

Conor Washington has told Queens Park Rangers’ official site that he can have no complaints about Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s selection policy.

Washington was brought to QPR in the January transfer window from Peterborough United, but he has not had too many chances yet.

The 23-year-old has made just four starts for Rangers to date, with Sebastian Polter currently ahead of him in the pecking order for places at Loftus Road.

Washington admits that he is having to be patient while sitting on the substitutes’ bench, but he insists that he has no complaints about a lack of opportunities.

“I think the gaffer is steadily building his squad for next season, and that has shown in the way we have played in the last few games, and the stamp he is putting on the team,” Washington said.

“I’m having to be patient, but I need to make sure I am ready when called upon. “It can sometimes be hard to move in January, when the team is settled and in a certain system. Since I’ve come in, Seb (Polter) has been doing really well, and the team are flying at the minute, so I can’t grumble.

“I’ve just got to keep working hard in training and take any chances I get. Like I say, it can be difficult to change clubs in January but once I have a good pre-season under my belt this summer, I’ll be ready to go next year.”

Washington has made eight appearances for QPR so far, but he is yet to hit the back of the net.

The former St. Ives Town man has never played above League One level before, and it is understandable that his transition to Championship football is taking a while.

Prior to his move to QPR, Washington had scored 13 goals in 14 appearances for Peterborough, and he was rewarded with his first call-up to the Northern Ireland national squad earlier this week.

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