Holloway lines QPR duo up for loan moves

QPR youngsters Olamide Shodipo and Osman Kakay have been lined up for loan moves ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.

Ian Holloway, who recently signed Kazenga LuaLua on loan from Brighton, would like to bring in another winger and then loan out Shodipo.

The 19-year-old has made 14 first-team appearances this season but Rangers boss Holloway believes Shodipo needs to improve the defensive side of his game before being considered for a regular place.

With Darnell Furlong and Michael Doughty having recently returned to QPR after an impressive loan spell at Swindon, Holloway feels Shodipo would similarly benefit from a stint away from Loftus Road.

Holloway said: “Every time I’ve put him on unfortunately the team has let a goal in.

“It’s not necessarily his fault, but he’s got to work on that other side of it.

“He’s brilliant at going forward – absolutely fantastic – but he could probably do with a loan spell.

“He is someone I would loan out. I think he would benefit from a little spell like Furlong and Doughty have had.

“It’s about having more than just running at someone and beating them. He’s got other elements of his game he’s got to learn – and I know he will.

“It’s a big step from Under-23 to first team. When you’re as talented as he is with the ball, and that’s all you’ve been encouraged to do in the youth team and that’s why you’ve stood out, sometimes the team things that you need to do, which might not be your forte, you’ve got to pick them up really quickly.

“But I love him around the group and I’d love to play him a bit more. He’s like a puppy with a treat. He can’t wait for a treat. I blow the whistle and he’s there. It’s brilliant.

“He’s definitely one that will play for us and will get the fans completely and utterly loving him.”

Kakay, also 19, ended last season on loan at Scottish side Livingston and has since made three appearances for QPR.

The right-back has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Swindon, and Holloway is keen for him to pick up more first-team experience.

Furlong has been impressive since coming into the team in place of James Perch, while skipper Nedum Onuoha is another option for Holloway at right-back.

“Oz needs to go and play and I would definitely consider that,” Holloway said.

“I can move Perchy or Nedum there. So yes, I feel he needs a challenge with Darnell coming back.

“I think Darnell’s a little bit ahead of him at the moment and they’re a similar sort of age.

“I think he’s a fantastic young man who shows a really good attitude.

“I really like him and if I can get him out on loan then I will.”