Conor Masterson has discussed his Queens Park Rangers career in the club’s ‘The Loftcast’ podcast.
The 21-year-old hadn’t been seen by QPR fans before New Year, but now he’s all they’re talking about. He made his debut in the FA Cup against Swansea earlier in the month, helping his side to a 5-1 win.
The ex-Liverpool man then made his league debut when he played the second-half of the 3-1 loss at Brentford, before making his full league debut in the 1-0 win against Leeds – in 225 minutes of football that Masterson has played in defence for QPR, they’ve conceded just once.
Masterson joined ex-QPR legend Andy Sinton last night along with the club’s Head of Communications Paul Morrissey, for another episode of the ‘Loftcast’ – an official QPR podcast run by the club. In it, Masterson discussed his time at the club so far, and the goals that he’d set himself going into 2020:
“Basically I wanted to make my debut for QPR. I knew the cup game was coming up so I was looking for a chance in that game and gladly it came along.
“Since I’ve walked in the door the group of people I’ve been with have bee top-class – it’s a proper family club and I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Fans had been calling for Masterson to be given his chance throughout the first-half of the season, but Mark Warburton stood firm in the belief that he wasn’t ready for Championship football.
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The ex-Brentford boss then stated that he’d seek a loan-move for Masterson this month, but after seeing how much of an impact he’s had in the side so far, he’s decided that the Irishman will remain at the club.
Making his first-team debut for QPR, and then coming into big games against Brentford and Leeds and doing so well, Warburton looks to have unearthed a gem in Masterson.
From what the fans have seen so far, he looks like a really exciting prospect – he’s commanding, strong in the air and able to play the ball out from the back, but knows when to clear the danger as well – expect to see a lot more of him in the second-half of the season.