QPR to reap rewards from rising star’s loan spell in National League

Date published: Friday 1st October 2021 2:46 - Drew Darbyshire

Hamzad Kargbo in action for QPR

QPR will see a big difference in promising striker Hamzad Kargbo following his loan spell in the National League, according to Southend manager Phil Brown.

The 19-year-old has extended his loan spell with the Blues for another month. He has made three appearances for Southend this season.

Kargbo has made an impact for Southend when coming off the bench. He will continue his development at Roots Hall for a seven-match month in October.

QPR will benefit from Kargbo’s loan in the National League. Blues boss Brown believes the best is yet to come from the 6ft 4in forward.

“I’m absolutely delighted with his attitude,” Brown said. “He’s worked hard to try and improve his game, he’s getting first team coaching experience on a daily basis.

“He’s getting first team exposure, albeit in a lower division than QPR, but that will stand him in good stead for when he goes back to QPR.

QPR to benefit

“Hopefully he will understand that and QPR will see a difference when he does return but he’s definitely still that project in the making.

“He’s a project that we want to spend as much time on the training ground as we can and try to get him as much exposure in terms of his minutes.”

Kargbo will look to help Southend climb up the National League table over the next month. The Blues currently sit in 19th having only won one game from their first seven.

Meanwhile, Kargbo’s parent club are chasing a spot in the Championship play-offs this season. Mark Warburton’s side are in eighth with 15 points from 10 games.

Rangers welcome 17th-placed Preston to Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon as they look to make it back-to-back wins following a 2-0 home win over Birmingham on Tuesday night.

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