Beale lines up more signings for QPR

QPR boss Michael Beale

Michael Beale has confirmed he is keen to bring in more new signings at QPR this summer.

The new head coach has already snapped up Jake Clarke-Salter and Kenneth Paal on free transfers and is working with director of football Les Ferdinand to pursue other targets.

“Me and Les are busy talking about the squad and one or two players we’d like to add,” said Beale at a press conference on Monday – his first since taking over.

Beale, 41, has been tipped to bring in youngsters from Aston Villa, where he left his job as assistant boss in order to join the R’s.

The likes of striker Cameron Archer have been linked with loan moves to Loftus Road.

But Beale, who has also worked at Glasgow Rangers, Liverpool and Chelsea, insisted: “I’m not guaranteed any favours from anyone.

“In football, everyone has to do what’s right for their young players.

“Aston Villa do have some very talented young players. So do the other clubs that I’ve worked with.

“But it’s important that we have players who are here at QPR and invested in our future.

“So, with any of the players that we would bring here on loan, is there an option that they could stay here longer term?

“QPR is not going to be a holding ground for players from other teams to develop. But we will use the loan market if and when needed.”