Gills and Dons want QPR striker Kelman on loan

Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon are looking to take striker Charlie Kelman on loan from QPR.

A decision will be taken ahead of tonight’s deadline on which League One club the 19-year-old will join.

West London Sport revealed on Monday that Rangers would look to loan out Kelman after agreeing a deal to bring in Andre Gray from Watford.

Gray, 30, is expected to complete his move later today.

Meanwhile, unwanted QPR right-back Todd Kane is finalising a move to Coventry.

And back-up keepers Joe Walsh and Dillon Barnes are both set to stay.

Mark Warburton has decided not to loan out youngster Walsh and, as of Tuesday morning, there was no prospect of a loan move for Barnes.

Kelman was seen as very much one for the future when Rangers signed him from Southend United last year.

It is hoped he will establish himself in the QPR side next season.

In the short term, manager Warburton has long been keen to add another strike to his squad.

Rangers have started the season well – they are unbeaten after the opening five Championship matches and sit third in the table.

But their lack of pace up front has resulted in them being caused problems by teams deploying a high defensive line and looking to stop Warburton’s side getting their passing game going.

Gray played under Warburton at Brentford and director of football Les Ferdinand wanted to sign him for QPR in 2015 but he joined Burnley.

“Teams know we want to play football and they’re going to try to stop us playing,” Warburton said last week.

“We need to have that outlet of pace and power in behind, so if that opportunity arises then we’ll move if we can – obviously within the confines of the budget.

“We’ve had a really good transfer window and done a lot of good business early, but if another opportunity arises then hopefully we can make that move.”