Saints playmaker Inigo Idiakez has joined Queens Park Rangers on a months loan.
Idiakez has played 13 times for Southampton this season but a troublesome thigh injury has limited his appearances since November.
Burley told official site: ‘Inigo is a quality player who has been unlucky with a couple of niggling injuries which have taken time to heal.
‘While he has been out, other players have come in and seized their chance which shows the benefit of having strong competition for places.
Inigo needs to be playing competitive games to maintain his sharpness and when QPR asked to borrow him, it was an ideal chance for him to play.
‘And as QPR play Derby, West Brom and Preston during that month, Inigo can still play an influential role in our promotion push!’
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