MICHAEL Harriman made a long awaited start for QPR in the club’s Premier League finale – but the 20 year-old has no idea if he will be part of the fight-back.
The former academy prospect was more used to battling Barnet for loan club Wycombe than trying to anchor Daniel Sturridge at Anfield – but came out of the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool with credit.
However, Harriman has yet to have the dreaded chat with boss Harry Redknapp over his future.
“I haven't spoken to the gaffer yet about my chances of playing next season,” said the defender.
"I've got to wait next year for that. For now I just want to come back strongly pre-season and hopefully push for a place in the side.
“Hopefully I'll have another good year like this year. I'm excited about it. I can't wait for the summer to be over and to get back in there.
“It's obviously a shame that it won't be in the Premier League, but in a way, it doesn't matter what league it is, as long as I can play, because I just want to play for Rangers wherever I can."
Harriman, who had been a first team regular while on loan at Wycombe Wanderers' this season, played in what was Jamie Carragher's final match for Liverpool and will use the former England international's experiences to inspire him to make an impact in the game.
He said: “He's [Carragher's} a legend and it's been great watching him over the years and to be a part of his last ever game's always going to be a memorable moment for me.
“He's been an inspiration for many players and if I can be half the pro that he's been over the years, then I will go far.”
The 20-year-old, whose only previous top flight outing was as a sub at Wigan last season, said of the Anfield match: “It was a great experience and it's topped off a good year for me after going off on loan to Wycombe to get the experience I needed.
"Coming back and getting my chance here has been amazing.
"This is all part of the learning curve for me. You have to get used to different grounds.”
And Harriman is confident Rangers will soon be mixing it with the elite again.
“We'll get back there," he said. "I don't know what it will take to go back up - I guess that's for the manager to work out.
"But I think we'll need a positive attitude. We need to start well and if we can keep it going, we'll soon be back up.”