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Hogan Ephraim has talked up the addition of Ji-Sung Park to the R’s ranks
QPR’s Hogan Ephraim is keen for more chances to play alongside Ji-Sung Park in the centre of midfield, eyeing a partnership as the perfect way to improve his own game.
The two players were put together for the weekend’s 1-1 pre-season draw with Trabzonspor and the 24-year-old admitted the former Manchester United South Korean international was the star turn.
“Ji is a fantastic player,” Ephraim told the Queens Park Rangers website. “He’s a class act - both on and off the pitch - and it was great to play in the centre with him.
“I’ve not really played there before to be honest. I’ve done it in a three, but not in a two, so I’m learning all the time and taking things on board as much as I can.
“The manager feels I can play there so I’ll give it my best shot. Hopefully that continues and playing with people like Ji will only help.
“He’s a quality player and being a United fan as well I’ve seen plenty of him over the years and know just how good a player he is.
“The manager wants me to get on the ball a lot. It’s a bit different from the past when I’ve sometimes been stuck out wide or we’ve been more direct, but this style of play suits me.
“The manager wants us to play football the way I believe it should be played and that can only benefit me.”