Holloway plays down reports Wszolek could leave QPR – but admits Pole is ‘concerned’

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Ian Holloway has played down speculation over Pawel Wszolek’s future but admitted the winger is “concerned” at not being a regular in the QPR side.

Reports in his native Poland have suggested that Legia Warsaw are looking to sign Wszolek, who has been in and out of the Rangers team this season and was left out against Middlesbrough on Saturday in favour of Darnell Furlong.

And with the World Cup approaching, Wzsolek believes he needs to be playing regularly.

“If people are talking about Pav and they’ve seen that he’s not in the team, he’s not in the team because Furs did brilliantly last week and that’s who I needed,” Rangers boss Holloway said.

“There’ll be all sorts of speculation about everybody, but he’s a very good player.

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“We’re trying to build a squad and a team and he’s concerned about playing for Poland if he doesn’t play for his team, so there will always speculation.

“But he’s a wonderful kid, he hasn’t moaned and I might have to play him against Bristol City next week, so I’m not bothered about any of that (reports Wszolek could leave).

“It would be nice if people wanted our players because they’re good players, and when you look at it that will be the case.”

Changing things around

Rangers are open to offers for players, with Holloway keen to bring in new faces during this month’s transfer window.

Financial Fair Play restrictions mean making signings is only possible if the squad is reduced, hence the recent departures of Steven Caulker and Yeni Ngbakoto as well as a number of youngsters.

“We are where we are and I don’t know how it’s going to go,” Holloway said.

“If we move out then we might be able to move in. If I change things around then I might be able to change things around.

“If I don’t change things around then the young players will come in and hopefully they’ll give us what they’ve been giving us.

“In the summer there’s about eight out of contract and they’re all fighting for their lives. So am I – I’m fighting for this club.”

Meanwhile, David Wheeler faces an ankle operation and a long spell on the sidelines.