Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Conor Masterson has joined Championship side Queens Park Rangers on a two-year deal.

The 20-year-old centre-back was released by Liverpool in June after seven years at the club.

Despite being named on the bench on three occasions, most notably in last year's Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City, the 20-year-old never made a first-team experience.

He most recently impressed for Stephen Kenny's Ireland side at the Toulon Tournament and has now been snapped up by the R's.

"To sign for QPR is an honour and a privilege and I can't wait to get started," Masterson told the club's website. 

"I learnt so much during my time with Liverpool, had some unbelievable experiences and I think that will carry through into QPR.

"I can guarantee the fans I will give everything in every game."

QPR finished 19th in the league last season. 

Boss Mark Warburton is an admirer of Masterson's talents and insisted he'll be given every chance to prove himself at Loftus Road.

"I have watched Conor's progress and he is another young player with a lot of potential in him.

"What he will be looking to do is come in, bed himself into the dressing room and challenge for a place in the team.

"I want the pathway for young players here to be clear. If they are good enough, I’ll play them – I don’t care if they are 17 or 37, it’s about being good enough and having that desire to play for QPR."

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