With the news that Ben Gladwin's move to Blackburn is moving closer, the general consensus among the QPR fans is one of missed opportunity.

Many fans spotted his potential immediately after his move from Swindon Town, but opportunities at Loftus Road were at a premium.

The 25-year-old made just three first team appearances for the Hoops before being shipped out on loan to Swindon Town in League One in his first season at the club.

Opportunities remained limited until the final three games of the 15-16 season which saw him play in three consecutive QPR matches for the first time.

Gladwin would have been hopeful it was a good omen for the 2016-17 campaign, but it wasn't to be.

The midfielder started just three games for the Hoops last season, before further loan spells at Swindon Town and Bristol City.

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Having made just a handful of appearances under current manager Ian Holloway, it appears that that the writing is on the wall for Gladwin, who looks likely to get his opportunity to impress in League One this season.

A player with clear technical ability, it very much looks like a case of "what if" for both parties as the exit door beckons.