TYLER BLACK­WOOD

The Football League Paper - - FINAL THIRD -

knows many tests await him as he at­tempts to break into QPR’s first-team squad on a reg­u­lar ba­sis – but the 24-year-old is used to hav­ing to pass ex­ams in un­usual cir­cum­stances.

The striker re­cently re­turned from a three-year spell study­ing in the USA to take up the Hoops’ of­fer of a con­tract af­ter im­press­ing on trial. He’s com­plet­ing the fourth and fi­nal year of his com­mu­ni­ca­tions de­gree online.

He told BBC Sport: “I re­cently had an exam that started at 8pm Florida time. That was 1am in the UK. I’m look­ing for­ward to grad­u­at­ing, put it that way!”

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