The Verdict: Who will benefit most from Steve McClaren’s QPR departure?

QPR fans have spent the majority of the week digesting the news that Steve McClaren’s reign as manager has come to an end, and attention has turned towards the identity of his replacement ever since.

Naturally, everybody involved with the club will be hoping for a swift and successful appointment. There are a multitude of talented players residing within the squad who could come into their own with an influx of fresh ideals, but which players could be the biggest beneficiaries of McClaren’s departure?

Well, discussion over the individuals who will thrive in the post-McClaren era has proven a hot topic amongst our writers at Football FanCast towers in recent days.

Take a look at what our team have been saying about the consequences of the former England manager’s departure…

James Beavis

“Matt Smith and Nahki Wells could thrive under a new manager. Steve McClaren often preferred a formation that only had room for one striker in the starting XI, and that has meant minutes have been limited for the aforementioned duo, with Tomer Hemed the man the former England manager often opted to select. When it comes to Wells, it is crazy he is ever left on the bench given his record at this level, and whoever the new manager is needs to utilise him far better.”

Billy Myers

“Eberechi Eze is a man with an abundance of talent, but seems to have stagnated somewhat at QPR. Although the quality is so evidently there, his end product has been found wanting far too often. Despite his lack of nous in the final-third, Eze is still an impressive performer and poses problems for the opposition. Hopefully, under whoever comes in to replace Steve McClaren, the young prospect can kick on and smash through his ceiling.”

Ben Goodwin

“Eberechi Eze. The 20 year-old was being touted as a target for the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham last summer, but has looked a shadow of his former self of late. Eze’s pace, intelligence and versatility will hopefully offer something different under a new boss. The lad is crying out for a man who will place enormous faith in his ability.”

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Harry Sherlock

“The fans will be the biggest beneficiaries! McClaren has had QPR playing some terrible football and they have endured a torrid time since the turn of the year. Bombing him out and bringing in someone forward thinking is sure to get the fans excited again.”