Former Lucan United player Conor Masterson helped Queens Park Rangers to a possible season changing win for both himself and the club at home to Leeds United on saturday.
Masterson also was part of a defensive unit that kept only it’s third clean sheet this season despite giving away 66% of possession and limited the visitors to three shots on target. Injuries in Warburton’s squad has opened up an opportunity for Masterson and he seems to be impressing.
Asked if he still plans to send Masterson out on loan, Warburton said: “Probably not, after that.”
“Things happen for a reason. We’ve had Yoann out, Angel Rangel out and Toni out, so we were very thin.
“He’s a young player and the challenge he was presented with, we had to give a lot of thought to it. Is it the right challenge and one he can rise to, or is it one that the young player crumbles under?
“He did well against Swansea and did well in the second half at Brentford. He deserved to start. A lot of thought went into that. Toni Leistner was fit.
“You saw Conor’s response. He was excellent. The most pleasing thing for me was that he thoroughly enjoyed it. He loved it.