Sam Field joined Queens Park Rangers on loan until the end of the season after struggling for fitness and playing time at West Bromwich Albion, but things haven’t quite to plan for him in west London.

The 22-year-old was full of optimism upon his move to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium and talked up the prospect of joining QPR permanently at the end of the season, but he has yet to make his debut more than two weeks after his arrival.

Field was left out of the matchday squad in the Hoops’ 2-1 win over Watford at the start of February and was absent in their 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers a fewdays later. The former England under-20 international hasn’t been fit in recent times and only just returned to training, so he has plenty of work to do to get into the QPR starting XI.

Right now, Field is behind Geoff Cameron, Dominic Ball and Stefan Johansen in the midfield pecking order, but he’s expected to make the squad against local rivals Brentford on Wednesday night and needs to impress if he given the nod by Mark Warburton.

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Field has got off to a slow start at QPR, but he still has time to turn things round. He doesn’t appear to have a future at West Brom, so the 22-year-old is perhaps playing for a permanent move now.

However, so far the grass elsewhere hasn’t necessarily been greener for the midfielder following his public utterances of frustration over life at The Hawthorns.