Ebere Eze has spoken of his frustration at sometimes being overlooked by former QPR boss Ian Holloway.
Eze impressed when given a chance last season and hopes are high that he will make an impact for Rangers in the Championship this term.
Steve McClaren has replaced Holloway as manager at Loftus Road and will be hoping youngsters like Eze can build on the progress they have made in the last year or so.
Eze has been given QPR’s number 10 shirt, which has previously been donned by legends Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh as well as the likes of Simon Stainrod, John Byrne, Roy Wegerle and, more recently, Adel Taarabt.
And skilful forward Eze is believes he can flourish under McClaren, who has made him a central player to Rangers’ style of play during pre-season.
Speaking to The Loftcast, the club’s official podcast, Eze said: “With Ian Holloway there were times I was in and out, which was difficult because, as much as you want to play, it’s not your decision whether you play or not.
“At times it was difficult but now I feel like I’m in a position where the belief is in me and I know people trust me to do certain things.”