DARNELL Furlong followed in the footsteps of his father Paul last night as Ian Holloway selected the QPR youngster against Reading.
The 21-year-old was handed his first start under new boss Holloway in QPR’s 1-0 win at the Madejski Stadium following his recall from a loan spell at Swindon Town.
It came 14 and-a-half years after the R’s boss signed his father Paul from Birmingham City.
Managing both father and son is a rare feat indeed and Darnell revealed Holloway isn’t finished with the Furlong’s yet!
“He’s told me one day he wants to manage my children,” laughed Darnell.
“He’s filled me with confidence, he’s told me to forget anything that has happened before and take the positives from where I have been and what I have done and to jump into it with everything I have got, which is what I am going to do.
“It was amazing though, what a feeling! It’s so nice to comeback and be thrown straight in and win the game.
“We are delighted, the changing room was unbelievable afterwards.”
And Furlong continued by hailing his loan spell at the Robins after helping QPR to victory.
“I am very thankful for my time at Swindon and all the help they gave me there,” Furlong told www.qpr.co.uk.
“The manager there has really helped me to comeback and be in a strong position and thats all I wanted from the loan spell, to play games which have really helped me out.
“I just want to try and do everything I can now to stay in the side. Perchy was ill last night but I want to keep learning off him also.”