Manning started his career with Mervue United in Ireland, He played 26 games for the club, scoring nine goals in the process. In 2014 Manning signed for Galway United. Manning played 21 times for the Tribesmen, before signing for QPR in 2015. He made his debut in December against Wolves. The midfielder made a further six outings for the R’s and scored against Fulham in January.
His form last season has not gone unnoticed. Crystal Palace and Bournemouth were rumoured to be interested in the player. However, Manning has decided to stay loyal to QPR by signing a contract extension with the club.
The 21-year-old said, ” I am absolutely delighted to have signed a contract extension. It’s great reassurance for me. Hopefully, in the next three years, we can build something, start finishing at the right end of the table, and then get back to the Premier League.”
He continued “It’s been seven months since I made my debut, and it’s a crazy story really when you think about it. To come from Ireland and playing in the League of Ireland to playing regularly in the Championship like I was last season, it’s something I am definitely proud of.”
Manning added “All the staff here have been great – the gaffer, Flem (Curtis Fleming), Birchy (Marc Bircham). They gave me the opportunity and I’m just glad I was able to prove to them that what they saw in me was true.
“I want to keep pushing on. I am working towards my next contract now, that’s the way I look at it. Helping out the team and being of value to the squad is paramount.”
QPR have made four signings so far this summer. Josh Scowen, Charlie Owens, Giles Phillips and Chay Tilt have all signed for the West London club. Will QPR have a successful season? Or will they endure another disappointing campaign?