QPR manager Ian Holloway has dropped a huge hint that he's ready to hand Paul Smyth a first start in over a month when they host Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

The youngster hasn't started a match since the FA Cup clash with MK Dons in January due to a thigh injury, and following two substitute appearances in a week, it appears that the former Linfield man could be about to get his chance.

Paul Smyth

Speaking to the club's website, Holloway said: “Young Smyth is shouting at me ‘pick me gaffer’ with his performances.

“I’ve never worked with a hungrier youngster – wow, what a breath of fresh air.

“He’s what we want up there, running in behind off big Smithy. He’s very intelligent with his movement and the way he reads the game.

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“He’s screaming at me and he’ll get his chance soon enough!”

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