Ryan Manning has spoken of the sacrifices he has made to force his way into the QPR first-team reckoning.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been a regular part of Ian Holloway's plans in 2017, and speaking to the club's official website, Manning told of the "hard graft" required to succeed.

He said: "There's no such thing as an over-night success.

"You don't just wake up and be good at something. I had to do two years of hard graft getting better than what I was when I first came over (from Ireland).

QPR youngster Ryan Manning speaks of whirlwind five months

"It's just that I happened to take my opportunity and get stuck into the first team.

"It looks like it was out of the blue but there's a lot of hard work that went in to get to play at this level."

Although 2017 has been a good year so far for Manning, he is adamant that he and the squad must work hard to improve their fortunes next season.

He said: "I just want to have a good campaign for the club and play as many games as i can.

"Every club in the Championship is on zero at the start of the new season and for the club we want to be fighting in the top half of the league."