QPR boss appears bullish on chances of keeping Wells

Mark Warburton seemed bullish about QPR’s chances of keeping Nahki Wells following the FA Cup exit against Sheffield Wednesday.

Rangers lost 2-1 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, where Wells scored a late consolation after coming on as a substitute.

Wells in his second season on loan from Burnley, who have an option to recall him during this month’s transfer window and have received enquiries from Bristol City and Nottingham Forest, who are interested in buying the striker.

Wells, whose Clarets contract expires this season, has indicated that he wants to stay at QPR.

Rangers manager Warburton knows Burnley boss Sean Dyche well as they previously worked together at Watford.

And Warburton is hoping to keep his top scorer, who has netted 15 goals this term.

Warburton said: “I know Sean very well – we worked together. I know him exceptionally well and he’s kept me in touch.

“They’re happy with their loan player’s progress, we’re happy with the loan player’s progress and Nahki’s very happy at QPR.”

Warburton was frustrated at the manner of the first Wednesday goal, which came after his side inexplicably switched off at a throw-in.

He admitted: “We gave a really poor goal away. It’s just (about) tracking your runner.

“Just mark your man. It was a complete lack of concentration and you can’t do that at this level, you’ll get punished.”