Director of Football Les Ferdinand has discussed the need to move on QPR's young talent, saying that players can become 'stale'.

Speaking to the offficial website about the club's youth policy, Ferdinand said: "It's one thing I've talked about a lot, trying to bring the younger players through the system to play in our first team, and we haven't done a lot of that in recent times.

"There's also the case of players who've been around the football club and if we talk about the case of Michael Petrasso who showed a lot of potential and made his debut at 18, but since then has only gone on to play five times.

Michael Petrasso

"Michael's now 22 year of age, and since I've been here we've had three different managers and none of them have seen him as part of their first team squad on a regular basis.

"So while we have to look at whether he's going to impact our first team we have to look at where his career is going, because players can become stale in a system and at one club.

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"I'm hoping that Michael Petrasso, Reece Grego-Cox and Axel Prohouly, who we had high hopes for, we wish them all the best and hope they go on to have the careers we hope they'll have."

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