The QPR gym lacks a 100-inch plasma TV screen unlike Manchester United – but that is the last thing on Will Keane’s mind.
In fact, the Reds loan striker insists getting his head down while putting himself in the shop window whether at Old Trafford or somewhere else is paramount.
The 21-year-old has targeted 12 appearances with Hoops and worked out where he could do most damage to Championship sides, starting hopefully with Reading on Sunday.
“Watching Rangers with two up front, there was a lot of space in behind I could fill," he explained.
“At Man U, I was either on my own in a 4-3-3 or playing just in behind the striker."
Keane has yet to kick a ball for Rangers, but working hard at Harlington waiting is better than playing in the United U21s or reserves, he reckons.
“The gym area here might not be as nice to look at, and there’s a 100 inch plasma TV screen there (at Carrington, United's training ground) – but you’re in a gym to work,” he said.
“If I could play a dozen games and get goals, it would be good exposure and it’s better than playing for the U21s back home.”
Keane does have eyes on an U21 appearance next month, but that is for England provided he catches the eye in west London.
He could have gone on loan to Wigan for the second time, Blackburn, Ipswich ‘or a lot of others’ in the Championship.
But he chose Rangers because of boss Harry Redknapp and Hoops’ promotion challenge.
“The position the team are in and the qualities and experience of the manager was the reason I’m here,” added Keane. “They’re used to going for trophies at Man U – so this is similar.”
The long-term hope for a player whose twin brother is also at United, is to make the first team under David Moyes or probably somewhere else, bearing in mind the odds stacked against.
Only two of the current crop in red are homegrown, a point not missed by Keane.
“You have to accept that at Man U and take it as it comes,” he said. “The strikers are world class, and if I do as best as I can and it doesn’t work out, then there will be other options, I hope. But I believe it’s my time now.”