The controversial midfielder joined the Rs on loan from Lazio on transfer deadline day in January, with an option to make the move permanent in the summer.
He managed just one substitute appearance throughout the whole of Feburary, but March has brought better times for the former Manchester United youngster.
Although still yet to start a game, he has come on in three of their last four matches, indicating he is slowly making his way further into manager Holloway's plans.
The Rs boss said: “He'd only played five games in two years when he arrived, so it's down to him really – getting in the team and earning it.
“That's what he's trying to do at the moment, but my team has been doing quite well.
"He was far enough away to still be trying to earn it, but hopefully he will, and hopefully our fans will see him play.
“But really, deep down, that's down to him. I brought him in to play, so he's got to get to the level of where I want him to be.”