Andrade to prove his worth

Andrade to prove his worth

Published Jan. 14, 2012 1:15 p.m. ET

The 18-year-old joined the west Londoners when he was 13 and has progressed from the club's Centre of Excellence to the fringes of the first-team.

Andrade has made four appearances for QPR over the past 14 months, with Neil Warnock handing him a taste of Premier League action against Wigan earlier this season.

The wide man is regarded as one of the club's brightest prospects and, having spent a brief loan spell at Aldershot, hopes to show new manager Hughes what he is capable of.

"I take every chance I get with the first-team as a positive," he told Press Association Sport.


"I am very privileged to be involved with them.

"It is a great learning experience for me and hopefully I can use that to come back to the youth side and help them.

"That, or maybe I can push further and push for a start for the first-team.

"Hopefully I will get a chance [under Hughes] but all I can say is that I will try hard and do my best.

"I will train hard everyday and do my best with the first-team.

"Training with them is a big step and I am improving everyday.

"We will see how this January transfer window goes.

"If I stay here [and do not go out on loan], I will learn and next season push on from there to try to make a name for myself."

Andrade did his first-team chances no harm on Thursday as he helped QPR secure a surprise 1-0 victory against much-fancied Everton in the FA Youth Cup.

The teenager was the Hoops' outstanding player and netted the all-important goal in front of the watching Hughes, firing in a sublime effort from 35 yards.

"It is a great to get a win against Everton, who are a superb side," he said.