QPR will be looking to build on an impressive league campaign last term under the management of Mark Warburton, although it won’t be easy for the Hoops boss.
They lost some key players during the summer, with Ebere Eze being the ‘big name’ to leave the club during the summer transfer window, as he completed a move to Crystal Palace.
But another player that left the club late into the summer transfer window was Ryan Manning, with the Irishman opting to move to Swansea City in search of regular game time.
Manning made 96 appearances for QPR in total, after arriving from Irish side, Galway United back in the summer of 2015.
The Irishman will be hoping that he can make a positive impact with Steve Cooper’s side, who are currently sat fourth in the Championship table.
The Swans were beaten 2-1 by Huddersfield Town in their most recent fixture though, and will be eager to get their bid for promotion back on track at the earliest of opportunities.
Manning took to Instagram following his move to Swansea City, as he issued a farewell message to the QPR supporters,
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I would like to say thank you to everyone at @officialqpr for everything over the last 6 years. Forever grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to start my career in England and playing such a huge part in my development. The past few months haven’t been easy with important decisions being out of my control, despite that I will still always hold QPR close to my heart. I’ve met so many wonderful people at QPR over the years and have had the privilege of working with some of the best players, managers, coaches and back room staff many of whom I’ll keep in contact with for life. Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the amazing fans who have supported me throughout my time at QPR. I wish the club all the best for the future, thank you for all the memories 💙🤍
Manning and his Swansea City team-mates are set to return to action on Tuesday evening, when they take on Coventry City, in what could potentially be a tricky test for the Swans.
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It’s good to see him sending a positive message about the club after his departure was confirmed.
Manning really impressed me whilst with the Hoops, and I wasn’t surprised to see him leave QPR during the summer transfer window.
But I am slightly surprised that he opted to move to Swansea City, with it being claimed by Football Insider that he opted for a move to them over West Ham United.
If he can replicate similar performances for Steve Cooper’s side though, then they’ll surely be in with a real chance of challenging for promotion into the Premier League this season.