By Pete O'Rourke

1st Feb, 2020 | 7:00pm

Exclusive: Blackburn submitted deadline-day bid for QPR 23-yr-old

QPR rejected a deadline day offer from Blackburn Rovers for midfielder Ryan Manning, Football Insider understands.

The 23-year-old left-winger, who also plays as a left-back, has been a regular for the Hoops this season but has found himself on the bench for three of the last four Championship games.

A source at Loftus Road has told Football Insider that second-tier rivals Blackburn launched a late bid to sign the versatile Irishman on Friday but that it was swiftly rejected the club.

Manning arrived at QPR from Galway United back in January 2015 but has found himself in and out of the side since his move to west London.

He did not make a single appearance under former managers Chris Ramsey or Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, with Ian Holloway handing him his league debut nearly two years after joining the club.

He has since gone on to play 80 times for the Championship outfit, although he spent the first half of the 2018/19 campaign out on loan at Rotherham United.

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He has been a mainstay under current manager Mark Warburton, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in each of the first 25 Championship fixtures this season.

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray was hoping to bolster his squad on the final day of the January window but failed in their attempts to get Manning to Ewood Park.

While Rovers failed to bring in any new faces before Friday’s deadline, Warburton sealed the loan signing of Tottenham winger Jack Clarke.

In other QPR news, it can be REVEALED the club made a late move to sign a Coventry City star.