Andrade out to impress QPR’s next boss

Bruno Andrade in action for Stevenage

Bruno Andrade in action for Stevenage - Credit: Archant

Bruno Andrade is hoping to show whoever takes the reins at Queens Park Rangers that he is ready for a shot at the Premier League.

Harry Redknapp resigned on Tuesday after a quiet transfer deadline day, citing problems with his knees as the reason for his decision. Tim Sherwood, a manager with a history of giving youngsters a chance, is the favourite to replace him.

The 21-year-old signed for QPR in 2010 but has endured a tough time at Loftus Road, making just two appearances. He was loaned to Stevenage last season and returned this week after an 11th hour deadline day loan deal.

“This year and last year have been frustrating,” he said. “I haven’t got my chance with the first team, but I’ve been biding my time for an opportunity like this to show new manager what I can do.

“I’m hoping to get a chance and when I do I’m going to grab it with both hands and not let it slip away. I’m using this as a stepping stone and I’m grateful to Graham Westley for the chance to get more experience and learn the game more.”

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Andrade looks set to go straight into starting line-up this Saturday at Mansfield Town with an injury to Tom Pett. And, with an England legend in his corner, he is hoping to bring ‘goals, assists and creativity’ to the team.

“I’ve spoken to Glenn Hoodle; he’s given me tips to improve my game. He’s a legend, a good manager and everything he’s told me I’ve taken on board,” he said.

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As for Redknapp, Andrade thinks it won’t be too long before he’s back managing a top team.

“I knew the gaffer was under pressure, like most managers. If you don’t win three or four games then fans get on your back,” he said. “Harry Redknapp is a good manager and once he’s had his operation and recovered he’ll easily get another job.”

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