After Josh Scowen’s performance against Norwich at the weekend, QPR boss Steve McClaren now has a dilemma as to who he plays in the midfield.
This is a problem that seemed unimaginable as QPR’s lacklustre start to the season meant that barely anyone deserved a place in the squad.
But Scowen put in a performance on Saturday of a man that desperately wanted his starting place back. He has fallen behind Massimo Luongo, Geoff Cameron and Jordan Cousins in the midfield, and has not started since August.
But he gave a good account of himself on Saturday. Of course, he was not amazing, but he showed the energy and commitment that any manager would love. Now McClaren has a job on his hands working out who starts in his team.
Luongo appears to be a mainstay for The Hoops this season, while Cousins can also play in a wider role. So it may be between Cameron and Scowen to battle it out to see who partners the Australian. Scowen’s rival for the shirt is 33-years-old and may not be able to consistently play, particularly with midweek games, as he fights for fitness. This could mean that McClaren could balance his squad nicely throughout the season.
QPR lost to The Canaries to bring their five match unbeaten run in all competitions to an end, but at least McClaren gained positives from the match as to who he can play in midfield. There are certainly worse problems to have as a manager.
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