FIRST-team coach Matt Hamshaw today paid tribute to penalty ace Ryan Manning as the Rotherham United loan midfielder was recalled by parent club Queens Park Rangers.
Manning was due to remain at AESSEAL New York Stadium for the rest of the Championship season but QPR decided to take him back after losing Australian Massimo Luongo to Asia Cup duty in January.
The 22-year-old scored from the spot four times for the Millers in his 18 appearances including twice in eight minutes to win the home match against Swansea City 2-1 on November 3.
He also struck a penalty winner against Derby County on September 15 at New York.
Hamshaw said: "He's been great and he's given us some fond memories with his penalties.
"He's a good lad who should go on to achieve good things. We'd like to thank him as a staff for his efforts over the last few months."
Manning's form with Rotherham earned him a place in the provisional squad for the Republic of Ireland but he has found himself out of the Millers starting 11 in recent weeks.
Rotherham manager Paul Warne has already said he wants to sign a midfielder in the New Year transfer window along with a striker and a winger.
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