QPR's Darnell Furlong in action
Seemingly not in the immediate plans of former Queens Park Rangers manager, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Hoops youngster Darnell Furlong found himself departing the club in the summer on loan to League One outfit, Swindon Town.
However, after a string of impressive performances for the Robins, including an outstanding game against Rochdale, in which Furlong opened the scoring, the defender has now been recalled by new QPR boss Ian Holloway.
Holloway is desperate to start turning his club's fortunes around after a string of poor results and a genuine inconsistency which seems to have set in at Loftus Road.
Son of former Queens Park Rangers striker Paul Furlong, Darnell is desperate to make his mark at Loftus Road, and recently said in an interview with www.qpr.co.uk: “When I have been out on loan I’ve been completely committed to the clubs I have been on loan at, but the end goal was always to come back and play for QPR.
“To be doing that now is my dream. It’s exactly what I want.
The QPR youngster also added on how much playing for the Hoops meant for him, adding: “I remember the first time I ever pulled the shirt on with my young team-mates in the academy, it was amazing. So to be pulling it on in the Championship and fighting for real points is so special for me.”
QPR's Darnell Furlong in action with Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs
To start climbing up the table next season, QPR boss Ian Holloway is going to need hungry, passionate players who are desperate to impress and wear the shirt with pride. And it looks like Darnell Furlong, following in his father's footsteps, is up to the task!
Could the defender soon set himself in as a first-team name at Loftus Road? Or does Darnell Furlong deserve more time to improve himself under Ian Holloway? let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Queens Park Rangers' Darnell Furlong in action with Leeds United's Alfonso Pedraza