Nov 4 2010 By Chris Slavin
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ON-LOAN goalkeeper Niki-Lee Bulmer says he is determined to “make a name for himself” at Hayes & Yeading with his QPR contract due to expire next month.
The 19-year-old started a loan deal at Hayes & Yeading on Friday that runs until the date when his six-month contract at QPR expires on December 28.
Lee-Bulmer knows that the next seven weeks is therefore a shop window for him.
And the Chester-born goalkeeper, who started his career at Manchester United, says he is ready to grasp an opportunity to shine if Lee Harrison's injury problems come back to haunt him.
“I am just trying to get as many games under my belt as I can at a young age,” he said. “At QPR there are a few goalkeepers ahead of me and as an up-and-coming goalkeeper I am not going to get games in the first-team, especially with the way that they are doing at the moment.
“I joined QPR when I was 16 and this is my third year, but my first year as a professional. I am contracted there until Christmas and on loan here until then. I will go back to QPR and see if they want to take me again, if they don't then I will have to make sure that I have made a name for myself to get another club.”
Bulmer says his time at QPR has served him well and he says that 39-year-old Harrison – a veteran of over 300 Football League appearances – is a great goalkeeper to learn from.
“He has got vast experience,” added Lee-Bulmer. “As much as I can learn from him is going to help me. The experience at QPR has been unbelievable with goalkeepers such as Paddy Kenny and Lee Camp there during my time and you could not have asked for a nicer bunch to learn from.”
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