QPR hopeful of deal to sign Watford’s Hoban on loan

QPR are hopeful of agreeing a loan deal for Watford defender Tommie Hoban.

The London-born former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, who spent last season on loan at Blackburn, is expected to be loaned out again.

Hoban, 23, was on Arsenal’s books before joining Watford at the age of 14. He spent time on loan at Wealdstone in 2012.

Rangers are keen to bring in a centre-back this summer and Hoban is their first-choice signing.