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U21 Ireland Star Conor Masterson Signs For QPR

Conor Masterson

Republic of Ireland U21 star Conor Masterson has signed for Championship outfit QPR. 

The 20-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the London club after he was released from Liverpool at the end of last season.

Masterson didn’t manage to make a first-team appearance for Liverpool but he was on the bench for the Merseyside club’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester City and in a derby clash with Everton in 2018.

The defender was with Liverpool since he was 16 and he is looking forward to the next chapter of his career with the Championship club.

“To sign for QPR is an honour and a privilege and I can’t wait to get started,” Masterson told the club’s official website.

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“I learnt so much during my time with Liverpool, had some unbelievable experiences and I think that will carry through into QPR.”

A knee injury at the beginning of last season saw Masterson miss out on the club’s pre-season tour of the USA and he described that period as mentally “tough”.

“Mentally it was very tough but you learn from it and it makes you stronger,” he said.

“You have your ups and downs in football. That was my down and hopefully, this move is one of my ups.

“I can guarantee the fans I will give everything in every game.”

Conor Masterson

QPR boss Mark Warburton said: “I have watched Conor’s progress and he is another young player with a lot of potential in him.

“What he will be looking to do is come in, bed himself into the dressing room and challenge for a place in the team.

“I want the pathway for young players here to be clear.

“If they are good enough, I’ll play them – I don’t care if they are 17 or 37, it’s about being good enough and having that desire to play for QPR.”

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Author: Sean McMahon

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