Jack Robinson says he’s eager to lap up every bit of information he can from Chris Powell as he works to improve himself and show QPR they have made an astute signing.
The 21-year-old left Liverpool for Loftus Road late in the August transfer window and was immediately farmed out to the John Smith’s Stadium.
“QPR want me to get games and experience, and I want to show them what I’m all about,” said the Warrington-born England Under 21 player.
“I’m having a great time here and I feel I am learning a lot, especially from the manager, who was a left-back like I am.
“He’s been giving me lots of pointers, and I appreciate every bit of advice I get.
“I’m too young (21) to really remember the gaffer playing, but I have heard about his achievements.
“And for the Derby fans to still sing his name after he played there in the nineties speaks volumes.”
Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at Pride Park was an 11th Town appearance for Robinson, who had previous loan spells at Wolves and Blackpool, both of whom Town have beaten during his time at the club.
“It was always going to be tough at Derby. They are a great team who did well last season, and have started this one well,” he added.
“I think they will be the top-dog team in the Championship.
“We started the game poorly, and although we got better, it was too little, too late.
“It was disappointing, but we’ll pick ourselves up and go again against Fulham.”
Robinson will link up with England Under 21s for the friendlies against Portugal and France on Monday, when Town Under 21s host Coventry City in a Professional Development League match.
Frankie Bunn’s team will be seeking a seventh win in nine games in all competitions.
Tony Carss’ Under 18s face Coventry at PPG Canalside today (11.30).
The youngsters are unbeaten in five and have won their last three.
Northern Counties East League First Division leaders AFC Emley are at home to seventh-placed Shirebrook Town today while Penistone Church, who are sixth, go to Lincoln Moorlands Railway.