QPR boss wants loan move for Kelman

Mark Warburton has confirmed that QPR plan to arrange another loan move for Charlie Kelman.

The 20-year-old striker recently returned to Rangers after a season-long loan at Gillingham was scrapped.

Kelman was unhappy at the Kent club after being overlooked by manager Steve Evans.

Rangers had an option to recall him when the transfer window reopens in January and cannot select him before then, although he can play for their Under-23 and B teams.

Kelman made his loan move after West London Sport revealed he was set to join either Gillingham or AFC Wimbledon.

There is an acceptance at QPR that the wrong decision was made.

Rangers boss Warburton is keen for Kelman to pick up more first-team experience.

Loan spells were seen as crucial for the development of Ilias Chair and Ebere Eze, and Conor Masterson is currently doing well on loan at Cambridge United.

Warburton hopes Kelman can enjoy a similarly successful loan in the new year.

“Potentially we’ll look for him to go on loan in January,” Warburton said.

“He needs to go and get that action – that’s why he went out on loan in the first place. Those type of loans are invaluable.

“What Conor Masterson’s doing at Cambridge United is perfect – a young player who dipped his toe in and showed his quality to the QPR fans but needs to go and play week in week out in highly competitive fixtures.

“We need that type of loan for Charlie Kelman, absolutely.”