Graeme Murty has been forced into a humiliating u-turn over signing Sean Goss.
After half a dozen top team appearances the QPR misfit is being hailed as the next Jordan Rossiter by Sevco supporters desperate for any sign of success.
In recent seasons Gedion Zelalem, Jon Toral and Emerson Hyndman have all starred on loan before returning to obscurity with Goss heading back to the Championship side as soon as Sevco complete their final fixture in May.
With Dave King and the three bears no longer providing soft loans Sevco are now facing a period of austerity with only an emergency loan from Close Brothers allowing them to see out the season..
Rather than explain the bleak financial reality Murts was happy to talk up signing Goss on a permanent deal before Ian Holloway intervened and told the Ibrox caretaker that he had made a silly statement.
Speaking today to the Daily Record Murty claimed: “I was asked a question about Sean and I said he was doing particularly well.
“He’s bedded in nicely and understands what it means to play for Rangers but Sean is a QPR player – I said that from the outset. I’ve always said that.
“If he becomes available that will be a discussion. But as far as I understand it, Les has said he’s not for sale.
“I also said that at the start of the interview so there is no problem between the clubs. We understand the situation.
“All we can say it’s been a positive for all parties. He’s showing what he can do and we’re benefiting from that.
“Mark Allen has spoken to Les (Ferdinand, QPR Director of Football) and reiterated our position and what I actually said about Sean. We’re comfortable with the situation.
“It won’t be down to us what happens next. It will be down to his parent club and the young man himself.
“What we’re doing is enjoying having the young man here, so let’s just celebrate that and worry about other things another time.”
Another time comes in May when the season ticket money is either used to repay Close Brothers or indulge in another summer spending spree.