QPR confirm trialist McDonald is playing in U23 game

QPR: Loftus Road

QPR have confirmed that Birmingham City youngster Wes McDonald is playing for their development side today.

West London Sport revealed on Monday morning that McDonald, 20, had joined the R’s on trial and would play against Sheffield United’s Under-23s along with Jordan Cousins, Alex Baptiste, Bright Osayi-Samuel and goalkeeper Matt Ingram, who have also been named in the line-up for the game at Loftus Road.

McDonald, an attacking midfielder, was on Fulham’s books before signing for Birmingham in December 2013.

He was given a new one-year contract at St Andrews last summer but is coming towards the end of that deal and looks set to move on.

McDonald scored 10 goals for Birmingham’s development side last season but has not made a senior appearance for the club.

He had first-team experience during a spell on loan at non-League Solihull Moors earlier this season. He was previously on loan at Nuneaton Borough.