Harriman: Positive Gaz key to staying
MICHAEL Harriman said the positivity created by Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth persuaded him to extend his loan stay at Adams Park.
The 20-year-old defender followed the lead made by QPR team mate Bruno Andrade earlier this month by agreeing to stay with Blues until the end of the season.
And he said playing under Ainsworth - a former team mate at Loftus Road - had lived up to everything he had expected.
Harriman, who this week was also called up to be on standby for the Republic of Ireland U21 squad, said: "Gaz brings such a positive mood to the camp and it rubs off on your performances. That's why we are doing so well at the moment. We're on an unbeaten run because there's positivity and confidence in the camp.
"He's always about the positives. If we can get so many positives we'll do well.
"If we can keep an unbeaten run going you look at who you can catch, and when you start catching who can you get next. We're looking up the table."
He added: "I'm happy to be staying. Last month I got four games under my belt and now I've got another few months to hopefully get as many games as I can and go back with experience at the end of the season."
Ainsworth said he was pleased with the impact Harriman and Andrade, along with fellow loanees Jordan Archer and Ade Azeez, had made during their time with the club.
He said: "I take my signings carefully and cautiously. I'm quite proud of the fact, even though they have only been loans, all four have made good impacts. There's not been a bad one yet.
"I had to watch Michael more than once to make my mind up. I put him in the team and he did exactly what I thought he would do.
"I thought he was outstanding against Dagenham. They thrive on good wingers and getting crosses in the box. They tried three different wingers on him in that game and he handled every one.
"He's showing why he's at a Premier League club and we are lucky to have him."