Ian Holloway has challenged Ravel Morrison to prove he is worth a place in the QPR starting line-up.
Morrison, 24, has not started a match since returning to Loftus Road on loan from Lazio ahead of the January transfer deadline.
His four appearances have all come as a substitute and, with his team in good form, R’s boss Holloway has no urgent reason to hand him a place in the team.
Holloway told reporters: “He’d only played five games in two years when he arrived, so it’s down to him really – getting in the team and earning it.
“That’s what he’s trying to do at the moment, but my team has been doing quite well.
“He was far enough away to still be trying to earn it, but hopefully he will, and hopefully our fans will see him play.
“But really, deep down, that’s down to him. I brought him in to play, so he’s got to get to the level of where I want him to be.”
Former Manchester United and West Ham man Morrison, who was keen to move back to England, was signed by QPR with the option of a permanent switch at the end of the season if he impresses.