Blackburn’s Reid pleased with QPR chance

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven Reid hopes his loan move to QPR can kickstart his career.

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven Reid hopes his loan move to QPR can kickstart his career.

Reid missed all of last season with a knee injury, leaving Republic of Ireland boss Giovani Trappatoni to question whether he would ever play again.

But Rovers' manager Sam Allardyce has stuck by the 28-year-old and has allowed him to join the Loftus Road club on an emergency loan in a bid to rediscover his match fitness.

Reid said: "I've had a few injuries over the past couple of years and people may think I've gone off the radar a bit so this is an opportunity for me to come in and play a few games. I know what the Championship is all about from my time at Millwall. It's a great league to be involved in and hopefully I can bring some experience to the camp.

"There is clearly a good squad here. They're doing well in the league and hopefully I can add to that so we keep our place in the play-offs. If it goes well, perhaps my stay will be extended."

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