The methods that have helped Ryan Manning break into the QPR first-team will serve him just as well next season.

That’s the view of the industrious midfielder, who has clocked up 14 appearances in a breakout campaign.

Over the recent international break, QPR Under-23 manager Paul Hall told Get West London that next season will hold a completely different set of standards for Manning to meet: he will be treated not as a callow youngster but as a fully-fledged first teamer.

The 20 year-old’s only intention is to trust in the high standards that have seen him feature heavily in Ian Holloway’s thinking.

“I’ve just broken in this season and I’m still the new kid in the team,” he said.

“The boys have helped me out massively in settling in to life in the Championship. I’ll aim to come in pre-season and carry on where I’ve left off.

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“I won’t look at myself any differently. I’m part of the squad at the moment and I want to stay here.

“If we get a good pre-season behind us and the gaffer gets to put in place all of his tactics, we will be a stronger team in three or four months’ time.”

In a fan’s forum last month at Loftus Road, Holloway stated that Manning’s run of an intense fitness drill was the ‘second best he had ever seen’ and that’s why he brought him into the first-team squad.

Ollie also stated at the event that the Irishman was covering 14 kilometres in games, 1.8 of which at a sprint, which showed how far Ravel Morrison had to come.

There is clearly a danger, then, that Manning is pigeon-holed as a workhorse.

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“I obviously bring a lot of energy into midfield,” he said. “I’m 13 games in and very new to this. I’m not experienced compared to some of the players we have.

“Every day I’m going to work with the gaffer and the coaching staff to bring on the parts of my game they feel I need to work on.

“The more I play, the more I can identify my weaknesses and become a better all-round midfielder.

“I feel I’ve been effective in games. These things will just come with time.”